The New American Haggadah

The New American Haggadah

by Lauren Royal, Ken Royal
The New American Haggadah

The New American Haggadah

by Lauren Royal, Ken Royal



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A Haggadah you can read from cover to cover. No decisions! No skipping! No guilt!

A Haggadah long enough to cover everything, yet short enough to conquer boredom.

A Haggadah that's easy to follow, even for those who have never led or attended a Seder before.

A Haggadah that encourages everyone to participate, without any confusion as to who says what.

A Haggadah that celebrates freedom.

A Haggadah that highlights traditional Jewish values alongside modern American ideals.

A Haggadah that explains everything!

This e-book version is for those participants who prefer to read on their Nook ereaders, or their smartphones or tablets. Printed paperback copies and other digital formats are also available for purchase on Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, and Google Play.


"My family and guests loved it. First time we went back to Haggadah to finish the Seder after the meal."

"Thank you for a wonderful Haggadah. It honors our traditions and makes them relevant for today. Even my 13 and 15 year olds were inspired to participate!"

"My family and I used this for our first Passover Seder tonight. We had a beautiful experience together. Everything was easy to follow and understand."

"The subtitle—a "simple" version—is not really true. We all felt the text was clear and thorough. This group of long-time Passover observers all learned things."

"We went through the whole Haggadah, the story was told nicely with both English and some Hebrew (and transliterations). We loved it!"

"...a clear path to a lovely Passover dinner. Sharing this with newcomers puts them at ease to share in this beautiful tradition."

"Easy to follow, covered everything in a clear way for people unfamiliar with Passover. Appreciate the modern, liberal, inclusive tone. Highly recommended!"

"I'm very glad we used "The New American Haggadah" last night and we'll continue to use it in years to come."

"Fantastic Haggadah. It is the perfect length. Tells the story without being too redundant. I highly recommend this to every family."

"Just right! It captured the traditional story—and not too long nor too short."

"Easy to use. Covers all the basics and tells a great story."

"This combines all the favorite and traditional aspects of your grandpa's Haggadah while serving the needs of Jews in America today who want a modern explanation. Everyone contributes and there is no confusion at all about what the order is, what part is next, no frantic turning pages back and forth, stage whispering of "what page are we on?" and it has finally quashed the heckling from the Seder table crowd. You'll love this as our family did."

"We had a very "mixed" group at our Passover seder this year, ranging from extremely religious to extremely nonreligious, together with devout guests from other religions, and I feel like this book made for an enjoyable and accessible Seder experience for everybody involved."

"I was pleased that the updates on concern for minorities was handled well, and the broader philosophies were not "preachy" but rather are thought-provoking and appropriate. The traditional Hebrew prayers are in there, and a comprehensive story of the Exodus is most informative to even those who go through it every year."

You might enjoy this Haggadah if you like: short, simple, and fun Passover dinners; easy Seder meals; events with children and family; or Reform Jewish holidays.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016257266
Publisher: Novelty Books
Publication date: 02/19/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 102
Sales rank: 116,995
File size: 823 KB

About the Author

About The Author

KEN ROYAL is a management consultant and writer. His articles, none of which are religious, have been published in the Gallup Management Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, The Orange County Register, and The Detroit News. He is also the co-author of one Haggadah, which not only celebrates his heritage but also the values of family and freedom he cherishes. Ken lives in Southern California and Michigan with his wife and two children.

LAUREN ROYAL is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many “truly enchanting” humorous historical romance novels—and one Haggadah, which isn’t humorous, although her family always seems to spend much of the Seder laughing anyway. Lauren’s books have earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.” She lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat.

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