Posts Tagged ‘Haggadah of Pesach’

We Were Slaves: Avadim Hayinu

March 30, 2012

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Passover: The Holiday That Comes with Its Own Text Book

March 30, 2012

Passover — “the holiday that comes with its own text book” —  starts on Friday night, April 6, 2012.    Here are a couple of my favorite haggadot:

Breslov Haggadah coverBreslov: The cover photograph of a close-up of matzah crumbs is what first caught my eye years ago when I was a guest at a friend’s seder.   I went out and got my own copy, which has occupied a special place on my haggadah shelf ever since.  The commentary and stories by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov will spark your imagination and your spirit.  This is not your average Maxwell House haggadah.


Holistic Haggadah coverHolistic:  As a guest at another friend’s seder I first heard this one before I saw it.  The hostess read aloud from one of its “holistic” commentaries and I was immediately hooked.   The suggested meditations really get to the heart of the matter.  I had to go get myself a copy of this one, too.  The yin/yang matzah on the cover is just the beginning.

Passover Links

April 17, 2011

A couple of my favorite haggadot:

Breslov Haggadah coverBreslov: The cover photo is what first caught my eye when I was a guest at a seder many years ago.  The commentary by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov is very spiritual and not to be found in your average Maxwell House haggadah.



Holistic Haggadah coverHolistic:  Another great haggadah I discovered thanks to being a guest at someone’s seder.


Count the ‘Omer with Rabbi Simon Jacobson.  Sign up for his email reminders and start counting on the second night of Passover (Tuesday, April 19).

Hebrew for Beginners – Updated Schedule for Feb/March 2011

December 21, 2010

Dedicated to the True Beginner, this Hebrew class for adults will start at the beginning with the Alef Bet. Within just a few weeks you’ll be reading the blessing for lighting Shabbat candles! You will also practice the blessings for Torah-study and the New Moon; expressions in Modern Hebrew; as well as selections from the Mourner’s Kaddish, the Book of Esther, and the Passover Haggadah.

Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Due to January snowstorms, the start of this seven-week class has been postponed until the first Thursday in February.

Updated Schedule (as of January 27, 2011):
February 3, 10, 17;
March 3, 10, 17, 24.

Tuition:
$100 for members of Kerem Shalom;
$136 for non-members.

Registration: rosaliege@comcast.net

Kerem Shalom
659 Elm Street
Concord, MA 01742

Textbook: Learn Hebrew Today: Alef-Bet for Adults, by Yedwab and Bogot. You can purchase it online, at a Jewish book store, or at the first class meeting ($11).