Dr. Ron Wolfson with Joel Lurie Grishaver
Remember, retell, recreate, and relive the Exodus experience—
with the stories, rituals, foods, and songs of Pesah.
This revised and expanded edition of the classic spiritual sourcebook offers updated information, more ideas, and new resources for every aspect of the Festival of Freedom.
An inspiring and practical how-to guide, Passover clearly explains all the vital information that you need to fully honor—and to fully enjoy—this sacred celebration, including:
- History and meaning
- How to prepare, from shopping to kashering to selecting a Haggadah
- Rituals, prayers, and blessings (step by step)
- Songs and prayers in English and Hebrew (with clear transliterations)
- Innovative and imaginative new traditions to enliven your celebration
- Firsthand explanations and ideas from a variety of perspectives
- New information and ideas about how to involve everyone—from toddlers to teens to grandparents—in a meaningful Seder experience
Enriched by real-life voices sharing practical, useful suggestions and advice, this creative resource helps us to reacquaint ourselves with time-tested traditions and discover old and new ways to celebrate the birth and continuous renewal of the Jewish people.
“An excellent way to begin [Passover] preparations.... Filled with information ... with something to add to pretty much any Passover observance.”
—Chicago Jewish Star
“Regardless of your level of knowledge and expertise on Passover, you will find this book THE book.... User-friendly.... Teaches ... how to personalize your seder ceremony so that it reflects both the tradition and your own interpretation of it.”
—National Jewish Post & Opinion
“If this book only gave us detailed, step-by-step loving guidance on how to carry out every stage of the Seder—Dayyenu! If this book only gave us a guide to all the concepts in the Seder and how to connect this meal to the core religion and ethics of Judaism—Dayyenu! If this book only gave us some of the most creative and fun ways of celebrating the Seder and involving guests and family—Dayyenu! But in fact, Passover does all this and much, much more. Highly recommended!”
—Dr. Irving “Yitz” Greenberg, president, Jewish Life Network and founding president of CLAL—The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
“Everything you wanted to know about observing Passover
. There is so much helpful information in here that both novices and veterans in Seder-leading will be inspired.”
—Ottawa Jewish Bulletin
“Unfolds with section after section of practical tips for creating memorable—and more spiritually focused—Passover celebrations.”
“Fitted to the needs and wants of Jews who come from the periphery and seek to enter the center of Jewish life, this book combines the author’s intelligence as a Jewish educator and his experience as a father. Sprinkled with anecdote, aphorisms, and good humor, it patiently guides the reader to significant practice: what to do, why it is done, and how to answer.”
—Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, California
“A veritable encyclopedia of Passover and the Seder meal.... Heartily recommended.”
—Church & Synagogue Library Association
“Ron Wolfson is a master educator, and Passover ... shows him at his best.... Leaving no detail unmentioned or unexplained, Wolfson enables his reader to celebrate Pesach practically, emotionally, spiritually and correctly, and to have a great time while doing so.”
—Union of Liberal & Progressive Synagogues Newsletter
About the Art of Jewish Living Series
The Art of Jewish Living, a project of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs and American Jewish University, is a series of books designed for adults and families seeking to enter into the center of Jewish life. Each features real Jewish families reflecting on their experiences with Jewish practice, along with detailed information and instruction on the performance and meaning of Jewish celebration.