Leading the Passover Journey: The Seder's Meaning Revealed, the Haggadah's Story Retold

Leading the Passover Journey: The Seder's Meaning Revealed, the Haggadah's Story Retold

by Nathan Laufer
     
 

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In this enlightening exploration of the Passover Seder, Rabbi Nathan Laufer uncovers the hidden meaning of the Seder's rituals and customs for everyone interested in or participating in a Seder. He brings an original, accessible, yet scholarly perspective to understanding the Haggadah text. Unlike other books on the Seder that offer only fragmentary insights into the…  See more details below

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In this enlightening exploration of the Passover Seder, Rabbi Nathan Laufer uncovers the hidden meaning of the Seder's rituals and customs for everyone interested in or participating in a Seder. He brings an original, accessible, yet scholarly perspective to understanding the Haggadah text. Unlike other books on the Seder that offer only fragmentary insights into the Seder and the Haggadah, Leading the Passover Journey reveals a unifying theory connecting the fifteen pieces of the Seder and our own contemporary experiencing of the Passover story.

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"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; vice president, University of Judaism, Los Angeles

"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

“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580232111
Publisher:
Jewish Lights Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Nathan Laufer teaches and lectures across North America on issues of leadership. He is founding director of PELIE: Partnership for Effective Learning and Innovative Education, a new national initiative to improve Jewish supplemental education throughout the United States. He received his leadership educator certification from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and his Juris Doctor from the Fordham University School of Law. He is also an ordained rabbi.

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