Welcome to the Seder: A Passover Haggadah for Everyone
"A fresh take on the traditional ritual . . ."
Fingerhut Professor of Education, American Jewish University
"Beautiful, spiritually inclusive yet easy to follow . . ."
CEO of Interfaith Families
"A beautiful and accessible addition to our Passover library."
Author of My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew
"A smart, updated haggadah that ordinary humans can navigate . . ."
The Best New Haggadot and the Best of All Time, The Forward, April 2019
This Passover welcome lively conversation, welcome personal meaning, welcome a new kind of Seder.
This haggadah is ideal for those who wish to include multicultural, interfaith, and unafilliated familes and their friends of all backgrounds in a joyous and inclusive celebration of Passover.
Welcome to the Seder includes core Passover texts, as well as poems, readings, and stories that acknowledge, value, and embrace the wide range of backgrounds of seder participants today as it inspires us with the universal message of freedom.
All the essentials for a 45-60 minute, PLUS:
- Thought-provoking quotes
- Stories and poems
- Diverse perspectives
- A look at other traditions
- Photos and eye-catching collage illustration
A FEW DETAILS
- 64 color pages
- An overall aesthetic of acceptance of others
- Gender-neutral language throughout
- Includes list of items for the seder and seder plate, with suggestions for unususal additions to acknowledge the benefits of including underrepresented groups, and interfaith families
- Blessings, The Four Questions, the list of plagues presented in Hebrew, translation, and transliteration to invite full participation regardless of level or Hebrew proficiency
- A Blessing over Miriram's Cup
- The Serenity Prayer provided as an option in English and in Hebrew transliteration
- Description of water rituals from other cultures, including ritual washing in Islam
- Recipes provided for two kinds of non-Ashkenazi charoset and also directions for making your own matzah
Dayeinu: Three provided in transliteration; full lyrics in translation along with discussion prompts
Adir Hu: God is Mighty -- full lyrics in transliteration and translation
Orah Hi: She is Light -- feminist version of Adir Hu, provided in transliteration and translation.
Echa Mi Yodea: Who Knows One: -- full lyrics in transliteration and translation
Chad Gadya: One Little Goat -- full lyrics in transliteration and translation.
Go Down Moses -- full lyrics
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky is the former executive director of Big Tent judaism. He has been named one of the 50 leading Rabbis in North America by Newsweek Magazine.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Israeli artist Rinat Gilboa has illustrated several children's books, including Sing Along Alef Bet. Her work has also been featured on postage stamps for the State of Israel
Want to practice the Four Questions before Passover? You can do it on your mobile device with iMahNishtanah. Download from the App Store.