Haggadah

The Many Faces of Freedom

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Sarajevo Haggadah

I recently experienced the multi-media performance The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book composed by the Bosnian-born Merima Kljuco, which expressed freedom at so many different levels and with such fervent passion. History was recast through a dialogue of accordion and piano, synchronized with artistic renditions of corresponding historical events. The 12 movements started with the creation of the Haggadah just before the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, to Venice in 1609 where Jews were confined to the ghetto, to Sarajevo in 1941 where Hitler’s goal was to establish a “museum of an extinct race” and a Muslim imam hid the book until the war was over, through the siege of Sarajevo in 1992, finally ending with the Mother’s Benediction in Ladino when the Haggadah ends up back home.

A Joyful Struggle

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Progressive Seder Plate

I have always struggled at my family’s Passover Seders. My difficulties have not been emotional or spiritual, religious or psychological. My troubles have been purely physical; every year, I wrestle with the giant stack of haggadot next to my plate, which seems intent on toppling over. I spread the books around me, trying to follow my family’s traditional Seder in five or more disparate texts, a linguistic comment here, a poem there.

Breaking free from tradition: New ideas for Passover learning

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Watch The Prince of Egypt. Throw the toy frogs. Have a chocolate seder. Create artistic interpretations of the Ten Plagues.

Include women's voices with JWA's Passover Haggadah

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The Wandering is Over Haggadah: Including Women's Voices

Last week Kathleen Peratis shared her disappointment with the widely accla

The modern Haggadah: New voices and the reactionary

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Haggadah

This year I tried something new at my family’s Seder. We used a new Haggadah!

The Wandering is Over Haggadah: Including women's voices

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Haggadah

This Passover, the Jewish Women's Archive and JewishBoston.com have teamed up to bring you a downloadable, open source, http://www.jewishbost

Rising Voices

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