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Leading the Passover Journey

The Seder's Meaning Revealed, the Haggadah's Story Retold

Rabbi Nathan Laufer

6 x 9, 224 pp, Paperback, 978-1-58023-399-6

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Enrich Your Passover Seder with Renewed Meaning and Significance
Whether you are planning to participate in, contribute to, or lead a Passover Seder, Leading the Passover Journey will help you relive the Jewish People’s legacy of survival, hope, and redemption, and reconnect with the rich heritage celebrated in this special event.
Reclaim the hidden meaning of the Passover Seder. Connect the pieces of the Haggadah narrative into one meaningful, cohesive story. From preparing for Passover to understanding the order of the Seder, from eating the meal of freedom in the house of slavery to reenacting the saga at the sea, this fascinating exploration of the texts and traditions surrounding the most celebrated event in the Jewish calendar will awaken latent knowledge and provide new understanding. It will empower you to fully understand and identify with the complete story of the Jewish People’s journey of liberation.
“Will please readers of all levels; even the well-read will discover new connections.... A valuable resource.”
Church & Synagogue Library Association
“A superb guide to the journey of the Passover Seder. Taking the reader step-by-step through the experience, Rabbi Laufer offers both novice and experienced Seder participants a road map filled with delicious details, exemplary explanations, and intellectual insights to enhance their Seder celebration. A highly recommended, terrific resource!”
Dr. Ron Wolfson, author, Passover: The Family Guide to Spiritual
Celebration,
and vice president, University of Judaism, Los Angeles
“Transforms the experience and history behind [the Passover] into a message readily accessible to readers of all backgrounds and levels of familiarity with Jewish tradition. Highly recommended.”
Midwest Book Review
“Captures the emotional resonance of the Passover festival with its themes of exile, triumph, and freedom....This book is for anyone who wants to understand the seder in a more spiritual way.”
Publishers Weekly
“A profoundly insightful, lovingly crafted, and eminently useful guide to the Passover Seder that unlocks the Haggadah’s deepest layers of meaning. Indispensable for all Seder leaders. Guaranteed to enrich any Passover Seder.”
David Arnow, PhD, author, Creating Lively Passover Seders:
A Sourcebook of Engaging Tales, Texts & Activities
“A most worthy contribution to the subject … an excellent resource for those leading sedarim and those wishing to get more out of their participation in them…. Gives the Pesach narrative an enduring and powerful relevance for each and every one of us.”
Union of Liberal & Progressive Synagogues Newsletter
“More than an invaluable resource for everyone who leads a Seder, this book uses the Passover Haggadah as a prism through which to examine the story of the Jewish People. It makes us think about the past even as it challenges us to reflect upon our own Jewish lives today.”
Deborah E. Lipstadt, PhD, director, Rabbi Donald Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, Emory University

 

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