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SELECTING YOUR PASSOVER HAGGADAH
A Bibliography Prepared by Carla Cohen
Haggadot are used to conduct a Seder, an ancient ritual that incorporates both a religious celebration and a joyous meal. The religious celebration commemorates the freeing from bondage of the Israelite slaves in Egypt. Thus, it has great resonance for all peoples, and many other religious groups now conduct Seders.
Politics & Prose has selected Haggadot that represent major liberal traditions in
Judaism. All of them are gender-neutral ("ancestors" instead of "forefathers", "four
children" instead of "four sons"). We encourage you to experiment with several
Haggadot, especially if you are just starting to hold Seders. Then you will be
able to make an informed choice when investing in eight, ten or twelve of the
Four questions to ask when choosing among Haggadot:
Is your Seder to be conducted in both Hebrew and English and does the balance between the two languages reflect the abilities of your guests?If you are purchasing 5 or more of the same Haggadah, you will receive a 10% discount. If you purchase 10 or more, you receive a 20% discount.
How much commentary is included and does it reflect the issues that you wish to discuss?
Is the Haggadah attractive, and will you enjoy it over the years?
How many do you have to buy and do you expect to be using them for many years to come?