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Shalom Seders: Three Passover Haggadahs based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Intro by Arthur Ocean Waskow. Preface by Grace Paley. Produced by the New Jewish Agenda. Quite interesting. In LEFT to RIGHT format. Mostly English with some Hebrew and transliterated Hebrew for the main blessings and classic paragraphs (Ha Lachma Anya, Ma Nishtana). Contains three seders. The First Seder is the Rainbow Seder. It includes the use of candles of various colors to be lit at the start of the Seder. Participants can ask there own questions on war, poverty, homelessness, etc. during Ma Nishtana. Mitzrayim is defined as both Egypt and a 'narrow closed place.' Discuss your own Mitzrayim that you wish to free yourself from for some Pesach therapy. There are many references to the slavery of Black Americans and the Middle Passage. The Elijah-Door-Opening 'pour out your wrath' passage is followed by a plea for peace and love. It closes with LaShana HaBa'a B'Yerushalayim and the singing of We Shall Overcome. The Second Seder is the Seder of the Children of Abraham. It opens with Heenay Ma Tov. The readings reflect peace between Jewish Israelis and Palestinians. The Four Children are seen as those who won't compromise, those who are naïve, those who are frightened, and the wise one who is willing to share the land. The seder contains selections by Abu Iyad and Fawaz Turki, as well as Yehudah Amichai, Ada Aharoni and Abba Eban. The first cup is the Cup of Security, the second the Cup of Trust, the third is the Cup of Hope, and the Final is the Cup of Peace. The Third Seder is The Haggadah of Liberation. The First Cup is the Cup to Spring, The Second Cup is the Cup for Liberation, the Third Cup is the Cup to Resistance, and the Fourth Cup is the Cup for the Future. The ten plagues are followed by the story of Nachshon, the Hebrew who took a rish to be liberated by walking into the Reed Sea. Dayenu includes stanzas for the workers of the world. It includes a song by Woody Guthrie and a poem from Tereizinstadt, a paragraph on the Rosenbergs, and a poem by I L Peretz. It closes with the plea for a Jerusalem at Peace