For This We Left Egypt

For This We Left Egypt Author Dave Barry
ISBN-10 9781250110220
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Flatiron Books
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The book you hold before you is no ordinary Haggadah. If you’ve ever suffered through a Seder, you’re well aware of the fact that the entire evening can last as long as the exodus from Egypt itself. There are countless stories, dozens of blessings, and far too many handwashings while the meal turns cold. Now prepare to be entertained by another version of the book that’s responsible for this interminable tradition. With this hilarious parody Haggadah from the comedic minds of Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach, good Jews everywhere will no longer have to sit (and sleep) through a lengthy and boring Seder. In For This We Left Egypt?, the authors will be take you through every step of the Seder, from getting rid of all the chametz in your home by setting it on fire with a kosher blowtorch to a retelling of the Passover story starring Pharaoh Schmuck and a burning bush that sounds kind of like Morgan Freeman, set against the backdrop of the Promised Land—which turned out not to be a land of milk and honey but rather one of rocks and venomous scorpions the size of Yorkshire terriers. You then eat a celebratory brisket and wrap up the whole evening by taking at least forty-five minutes to say good-bye to everyone. So gather all the Jews in your life (even the few who don’t appear to be long-suffering) and settle in for a fun way to pass the time while waiting for Elijah to show up.

Passover Haggadah

Passover Haggadah Author Elie Wiesel
ISBN-10 9781439142257
Year 2013-02-12
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A Passover Haggadah, enhanced with more than fifty original drawings, Elie Wiesel and his friend Mark Podwal invite you to join them for the Passover Seder—the most festive event of the Jewish calendar. Read each year at the Seder table, the Haggadah recounts the miraculous tale of the liberation of the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, with a celebration of prayer, ritual, and song. Wiesel and Podwal guide you through the Haggadah and share their understanding and faith in a special illustrated edition that will be treasured for years to come. Accompanying the traditional Haggadah text (which appears here in an accessible new translation) are Elie Wiesel's poetic interpretations, reminiscences, and instructive retellings of ancient legends. The Nobel laureate interweaves past and present as the symbolism of the Seder is explored. Wiesel's commentaries may be read aloud in their entirety or selected passages may be read each year to illuminate the timeless message of this beloved book of redemption.

The Baseball Haggadah

The Baseball Haggadah Author Sharon G. Forman
ISBN-10 0692355510
Year 2015-02-12
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher
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Why is this night different from all other nights of the year; and what does the game of baseball have to do with the Festival of Passover and the seder? Incorporating images and language from another springtime ritual, this baseball themed Passover Haggadah retells the story of the Israelites' Exodus from slavery in Egypt with faithfulness to the contours of a traditional seder. By holding up the Exodus next to the concept of a beloved national pastime, connections are made that cast light on the Passover story in new and unexpected patterns. This enchanting Haggadah with its vivid illustrations will capture the imagination of seder participants of all ages (from little leaguers to adults). By infusing an old ritual with thought provoking readings and new insights, this Haggadah may stand alone as the sole text at a religious school model seder or can be used as a supplementary Haggadah in traditional or liberal homes. Values taught at the seder, such as love of freedom, kindness to strangers, and concern for others, are celebrated in this user friendly text with particular sensitivity to gender equality and transliteration for non-Hebrew readers. With Moses as the team captain for the Israelites and Pharaoh heading up the Taskmasters, the lineups struggle for dominance. God throws the ultimate "splitter," making way for the Israelites to cross the Sea of Reeds. Each participant takes a turn up at bat as a reader. There is a 7th Inning Stretch, during which the children can go to the door to search for and welcome the presence of Elijah. Ultimately, there is praise and joy and celebration. Freedom has been won. The Israelites, have made it safely home, and springtime is renewed on a field of green.

New American Haggadah

New American Haggadah Author Jonathan Safran Foer
ISBN-10 0316069868
Year 2012-03-05
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Little, Brown
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Read each year around the seder table, the Haggadah recounts through prayer, song, and ritual the extraordinary story of Exodus, when Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land. Now, Jonathan Safran Foer has orchestrated a new way of experiencing and understanding one of our oldest, most timeless, and sacred stories, with a new translation of the traditional text by Nathan Englander and provocative commentary by major Jewish writers and thinkers Jeffrey Goldberg, Lemony Snicket, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and Nathaniel Deutsch. Ravishingly designed and illustrated by the acclaimed Israeli artist and calligrapher Oded Ezer, New American Haggadah is an utterly unique and absorbing prayer book, the first of its kind, that brings together some of the preeminent voices of our time.

A night to remember

A night to remember Author Mishael Zion
ISBN-10 UVA:X030477209
Year 2007-02-16
Pages 149
Language en
Publisher Haggadaus R Us
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An all new haggadah from the creators of A Different Night. A full traditional haggadah with much commentary and art. Commentators are not just rabbis, but novelists, poets, scholars, and political figures from recent times. Emphases include social conscience, Israel, women's issues. Comes with Seder Planner to help a seder leader plan his/her own path through the seder.

Sammy Spider s First Haggadah

Sammy Spider s First Haggadah Author Sylvia A. Rouss
ISBN-10 9781512493450
Year 2014-01-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Kar-Ben
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Sammy leads young children through the steps of the Passover seder, telling the story of the Exodus, asking and answering the Four Questions, and sampling the traditional foods. Includes creative readings and songs, as well as colorful paper collage art by Katherine Janus Kahn. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

My Jewish Year

My Jewish Year Author Abigail Pogrebin
ISBN-10 9781941493212
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Fig Tree Books
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In the tradition of The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs and Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler comes Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year, a lively chronicle of the author’s journey into the spiritual heart of Judaism. Although she grew up following some holiday rituals, Pogrebin realized how little she knew about their foundational purpose and contemporary relevance; she wanted to understand what had kept these holidays alive and vibrant, some for thousands of years. Her curiosity led her to embark on an entire year of intensive research, observation, and writing about the milestones on the religious calendar. Whether in search of a roadmap for Jewish life or a challenging probe into the architecture of Jewish tradition, readers will be captivated, educated and inspired by Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year.

Stars of David

Stars of David Author Abigail Pogrebin
ISBN-10 9780307419323
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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Sixty-two of the most accomplished Jews in America speak intimately—most for the first time—about how they feel about being Jewish. In unusually candid interviews conducted by former 60 Minutes producer Abigail Pogrebin, celebrities ranging from Sarah Jessica Parker to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Larry King to Mike Nichols, reveal how resonant, crucial or incidental being Jewish is in their lives. The connections they have to their Jewish heritage range from hours in synagogue to bagels and lox; but every person speaks to the weight and pride of their Jewish history, the burdens and pleasures of observance, the moments they’ve felt most Jewish (or not). This book of vivid, personal conversations uncovers how being Jewish fits into a public life, and also how the author’s evolving religious identity was changed by what she heard. · Dustin Hoffman, Steven Spielberg, Gene Wilder, Joan Rivers, and Leonard Nimoy talk about their startling encounters with anti-Semitism. · Kenneth Cole, Eliot Spitzer, and Ronald Perelman explore the challenges of intermarriage. · Mike Wallace, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ruth Reichl express attitudes toward Israel that vary from unquestioning loyalty to complicated ambivalence. · William Kristol scoffs at the notion that Jewish values are incompatible with Conservative politics. · Alan Dershowitz, raised Orthodox, talks about why he gave up morning prayer. · Shawn Green describes the pressure that comes with being baseball’s Jewish star. · Natalie Portman questions the ostentatious bat mitzvahs of her hometown. · Tony Kushner explains how being Jewish prepared him for being gay. · Leon Wieseltier throws down the gauntlet to Jews who haven’t taken the trouble to study Judaism. These are just a few key moments from many poignant, often surprising, conversations with public figures whom most of us thought we already knew. “When my mother got her nose job, she wanted me to get one, too. She said I would be happier.”—Dustin Hoffman “It’s a heritage to be proud of. And then, too, it’s something that you can’t escape because the world won’t let you; so it’s a good thing you can be proud of it.” —Ruth Bader Ginsburg “My wife [Kate Capshaw] chose to do a full conversion before we were married in 1991, and she married me as a Jew. I think that, more than anything else, brought me back to Judaism.”—Steven Spielberg “As someone who was born in Israel, you’re put in a position of defending Israel because you know how much is at stake.”—Natalie Portman

Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity Author Stanley Lebovic
ISBN-10 0615840981
Year 2014-02-14
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Black is a Color
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Escape Velocity is a Passover Haggadah which presents an onslaught of interpretations and insights, presented in both written and illustrative form. The ideas are focused on mining the ancient text for any signs or expressions of that rarest of all convictions ... true faith.

The Messianic Passover Haggadah

The Messianic Passover Haggadah Author Barry Rubin
ISBN-10 1880226294
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 36
Language en
Publisher Messianic Jewish Publisher
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This two-color, 36-page illustrated book guides you through the traditional Passover seder dinner, step-by-step. Not only does the Passover observance remind us of the Israelites rescue from Egyptian bondage, but, we also remember the Messiah's last supper, a Passover seder. The theme of redemption is seen throughout the evening. Our Haggadah (a Hebrew word, which means the telling) is unique. It focuses on Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah and his teaching, especially on his last night in the upper room. Includes words and sheet music of the songs mentioned in the book and sung on Passover. Uses the popular Complete Jewish Bible where the Scriptures are quoted.

Let There Be Laughter

Let There Be Laughter Author Michael Krasny
ISBN-10 9780062422057
Year 2016-09-27
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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From the host of NPR affiliate’s Forum with Michael Krasny, a compendium of Jewish jokes that packs the punches with hilarious riff after riff and also offers a window into Jewish culture. Michael Krasny has been telling Jewish jokes since his bar mitzvah, and it’s been said that he knows more of them than anyone on the planet. He certainly states his case in this wise, enlightening, and hilarious book that not only collects the best of Jewish humor passed down from generation to generation, but explains the cultural expressions and anxieties behind the laughs. "What’s Jewish Alzheimer’s?" "You forget everything but the grudges." "You must be so proud. Your daughter is the President of the United States!" "Yes. But her brother is a doctor!" "Isn’t Jewish humor masochistic?" "No. And if I hear that one more time I am going to kill myself." With his background as a scholar and public-radio host, Krasny delves deeply into the themes, topics, and form of Jewish humor: chauvinism undercut by irony and self-mockery, the fear of losing cultural identity through assimilation, the importance of vocal inflection in joke-telling, and calls to communal memory, including the use of Yiddish. Borrowing from traditional humor and such Jewish comedy legends as Jackie Mason, Mel Brooks, and Joan Rivers, Larry David, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer, Let There Be Laughter is an absolute pleasure for the chosen and goyim alike.

Jewish as a Second Language

Jewish as a Second Language Author Molly Katz
ISBN-10 9780761158400
Year 2010
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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In this completely revised, updated, and expanded second edition of "Jewish as a Second Language," Katz shows how to worry, interrupt, and say the opposite of what one means.

Bunny Bunny

Bunny  Bunny Author Alan Zweibel
ISBN-10 1557833451
Year 2000-05-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
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The script to the touching and funny play by Alan Zweibel about his relationship with famed comiedienne Gilda Radner.

A night to remember

A night to remember Author Mishael Zion
ISBN-10 UVA:X030477209
Year 2007-02-16
Pages 149
Language en
Publisher Haggadaus R Us
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An all new haggadah from the creators of A Different Night. A full traditional haggadah with much commentary and art. Commentators are not just rabbis, but novelists, poets, scholars, and political figures from recent times. Emphases include social conscience, Israel, women's issues. Comes with Seder Planner to help a seder leader plan his/her own path through the seder.