The Passover Haggadah: A Biography – A Zoom talk with author Rabbi Vanessa Ochs

Mar 04, 2021 7:00PM

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“And you shall tell your son on that day….” This simple command in Exodus has led to more than five thousand versions of the Passover story. Ochs recounts its life beginning with various mentions in the Bible and ending with the profusion of Haggadot today; these variations reflect the geographical spread of Jewish communities, the diversity of practice, and historic events. For anyone interested in the emergence and complex evolution of the Haggadah, this biography offers a trove of information in engaging and inviting language.

 

Advanced registration required by Weds. 3/3. The Zoom link will be email to registered participants on Weds. afternoon 3/3.

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The book will be available to order from the publisher at this link: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691144986/the-passover-haggadah
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