Passover: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration

Passover: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration

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Passover: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration by Ron Wolfson

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580231749
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/01/2003
Series: Art of Jewish Living Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

About 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).

Table of Contents

Using This Text

PART I: The Passover Seder
1. The Art of Passover: On "Making" Pesah
2. Seder Shel Pesah (The Passover Seder)
ACT ONE: The Beginning
3. Hadlakat Neirot (Candlelighting)
4. Kadesh, Urhatz (A Mnemonic)
5. Kadesh (The First Cup of Wine)
6. Urhatz (Wash Hands)
7. Karpas (Appetizer)
8. Yahatz (Break the Middle Matzah)
9. Ha Lahma Anya (Invitation)
ACT TWO: Maggid—The Tellings
10. The First Telling
Mah Nishtanah (The Four Questions)
Avadim Hayinu (We Were Slaves)
Barukh Hamakom (Praised Be He)
11. The Second Telling
Arba'ah Vanim (The Four Children)
Mitehilah Ovdei Avodah Zarah (We Were Idol-Worshippers)
Barukh Shomer/V’hi She-Amdah (Praised Be the Guardian)
12. The Third Telling
Tzei u-L’mad (Go and Learn)
Arami Oved Avi (My Father)
Eser Makot (Ten Plagues)
Dayyenu (Enough!)
13. The Fourth Telling
Rabban Gamliel Hayah Omer (Pesah, Matzah, Maror)
B’khol Dor va-Dor (In Every Generation)
L’fikhakh (Therefore, We Praise)
Halleluyah (Halleluyah)
Kos Sheini (The Second Cup of Wine)
ACT THREE: The Feast
14. Preparing to Eat: Rohtzah, Motzi/Matzah, Maror, Korekh
15. Shulhan Orekh (The Feast)
16. Tzafun (Dessert)
17. Barekh (Blessings after Food)
18. Kos Sh’lishi (The Third Cup of Wine)
ACT FOUR: Redemption
19. Shfokh Hamatkha/Eliyahu Ha-Navi (Pour Out Your Anger/Elijah the Prophet)
20. Hallel (Songs of Praise)
21. Zemirot (Songs)
22. Sefirat Ha-Omer (Counting the Omer )
23. Kos R’vi’i/Nirtzah (The Fourth Cup of Wine/Acceptance)

PART II: Preparing for Passover
24. Learning to Make Pesah
25. Organizing the Seder Service
26. Kosher for Pesah
27. The Passover Changeover
28. The Kitchen Changeover
29. The Rituals of Pesah Preparation
30. Preparing the Seder Table
31. After Pesah

Selected Bibliography

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