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The Schechter Haggadah

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The Schechter Haggadah: Art, History and Commentary presents a fascinating discussion and analysis of the historical development of each aspect of the Seder, from the development of the Mah Nishtanah to the use of horseradish as maror, to the larger question of how new seder rituals were established and infused with meaning. Along with the traditional Hebrew text and English commentary, The Schechter Haggadah is adorned with over 100 illuminations from Haggadot from the medieval...

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Overview

The Schechter Haggadah: Art, History and Commentary presents a fascinating discussion and analysis of the historical development of each aspect of the Seder, from the development of the Mah Nishtanah to the use of horseradish as maror, to the larger question of how new seder rituals were established and infused with meaning. Along with the traditional Hebrew text and English commentary, The Schechter Haggadah is adorned with over 100 illuminations from Haggadot from the medieval and modern periods.

The Schechter Haggadah, written by educator and Talmud instructor Dr. Joshua Kulp, with illuminations edited by Professor David Golinkin, President of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, is a 'must-have' volume for anyone interested in understanding the rich traditions of the Seder.

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Editorial Reviews

Personal - Prof. Jeffrey L. Rubenstein

This wonderful resource provides all the sources of the Haggadah from the Bible, Talmud and Midrash. Page by page, the history and development of the Seder unfold before one's eyes. Kulp's lucid commentary brilliantly explains, in an historical context, the development of each of the Seder's parts.

Personal - Prof. Judith Hauptman

The Schechter Haggadah provides an account of the historical development of the seder's liturgy over the past 2000 years. In a clear fashion, Joshua Kulp demonstrates how the seder is likely to have been performed when it first developed, in the talmudic period, and how it evolved into the set of rituals and texts we recognize today. His insightful, scholarly commentary will give readers much new and engaging material to discuss at their own seders.

Personal - Noam Zion

The modern Seder is a direct descendant of the innovations of the Talmudic era. However, without a trustworthy guide to the Haggadah, that complex world is a closed book. In The Schechter Haggadah, Joshua Kulp facilitates our understanding of the many recent discoveries and hypotheses about the origins of the Haggadah. An excellent resource for any student of Rabbinic creativity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789657105597
  • Publisher: The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin is the President and Jerome and Miriam Katzin Professor of Jewish Studies at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He is the author or editor of over 40 books and over 200 articles including The Responsa of the Va'ad Halakhah, The Status of Women in Jewish Law, and The Responsa of Prof. Louis Ginzberg.

Dr. Joshua Kulp is a co-founder of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, where he has taught Talmud and Halakhah for over a decade. He holds a Ph.D. in Talmudic Studies from Bar Ilan University and has published numerous articles on the Seder and other subjects in leading academic journals.

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