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Passover: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration

Passover: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration

by Ron Wolfson
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Ron Wolfson offers a second edition of Passover: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration, first published in 1988. Now part of Jewish Lights's The Art of Jewish Living series, it is co-written with Joel Lurie Grishaver (the same team that brought us the series' practical and loving tribute to Hanukkah last year). The book opens with Wolfson's tender (and mouth-wateringly food-oriented) tribute to the seders of his Nebraska childhood and then unfolds with section after section of practical tips for creating memorable-and more spiritually focused-Passover celebrations. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

"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.”
Publishers Weekly

“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580236171
Publisher:
Longhill Partners
Publication date:
03/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Ron Wolfson, visionary educator and inspirational speaker, is Fingerhut Professor of Education at American Jewish University in Los Angeles and a cofounder of Synagogue 3000. He is author of Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community; The Seven Questions You're Asked in Heaven: Reviewing and Renewing Your Life on Earth; Be Like God: God's To-Do List for Kids; God's To-Do List: 103 Ways to Be an Angel and Do God's Work on Earth; Hanukkah, Passover and Shabbat, all Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs Art of Jewish Living family guides to spiritual celebrations; The Spirituality of Welcoming: How to Transform Your Congregation into a Sacred Community; A Time to Mourn, a Time to Comfort: A Guide to Jewish Bereavement and Comfort and, with Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, What You Will See Inside a Synagogue (all Jewish Lights), a book for children ages 6 and up. He contributed to May God Remember: Memory and Memorializing in Judaism—Yizkor, Who by Fire, Who by Water—Un'taneh Tokef, All These Vows—Kol Nidre and We Have Sinned: Sin and Confession in Judaism—Ashamnu and Al Chet (all Jewish Lights).

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