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

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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,...

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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580233996
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (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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Table of Contents

A word (or two) about God
1 Preparing for passover : why we rid ourselves of chametz 1
2 Understanding the order of the seder 7
3 Traveling back to sacred time and sacred space : kadesh and u-rechatz 19
4 From the triumph of life to the kingdom of death : karpas and yachatz 29
5 The narrative of redemption : maggid 43
6 Eating the meal of freedom in the house of slavery : from the second cup to barekh 121
7 Reenacting the saga at the sea : from the third cup through hallel 135
8 Nirtzah - "acceptance" : the fourth cup 151
9 The triple helix : what it all means 165
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