The Scholar s Haggadah

In this unprecedented masterwork, The Scholar's Haggadah: Ashkenazic, Sephardic, and Oriental Versions, Heinrich Guggenheimer presents the first Haggadah to treat the texts of all Jewish groups on an equal footing and to use their ...

The Scholar s Haggadah

The Scholar s Haggadah

In this unprecedented masterwork, The Scholar's Haggadah: Ashkenazic, Sephardic, and Oriental Versions, Heinrich Guggenheimer presents the first Haggadah to treat the texts of all Jewish groups on an equal footing and to use their divergences and concurrences as a key to the history of the text and an understanding of its development. The Seder (the ceremony of the Passover night) is one of the most universally celebrated rituals among Jewish families, for what it commemorates–Jewish freedom from bondage–is the glue that bonds all Jews together, traditional and modern, Ashkenazic and Sephardic alike. In the Book of Exodus the Jewish people are instructed to tell their children of how God brought the Israelites out of slavery from Egypt, and thousands of years later this timeless tradition remains an immutable factor in Jewish homes on Passover night. While many commentaries have been written on the Haggadah during the last one thousand years–most delineating the spiritual meaning or the ritual details of the Passover ceremonies–few historical investigations have dealt with texts that are not wholly Ashkenazic. Available for the first time to the reader is a Haggadah that includes the customs and ceremonies of not only Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry, but of Yemenite Jews as well. Additionally, the author provides a commentary that not only offers a key to the roots of the Passover ceremonies and an introduction to the thought and practice of talmudic-rabbinic Judaism, but also presents a history of the development of text and practice of the Seder celebration. While Yemenite Jewry still follows texts and prescriptions of Maimonides practically in their original form, unchanged for at least 800 years, European Ashkenazic and Sephardic practices have undergone many changes. While the history of Yemenite Jews is riddled with oppression and migration, the Moslem rulers of their country never extended their persecutions to Jewish books. On the other hand, the history of European Jews is dominated by

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The Scholar's Haggadah
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Heinrich Guggenheimer
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-12-01 - Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

In this unprecedented masterwork, The Scholar's Haggadah: Ashkenazic, Sephardic, and Oriental Versions, Heinrich Guggenheimer presents the first Haggadah to treat the texts of all Jewish groups on an equal footing and to use their divergences and concurrences as a key to the history of the text and an understanding of
My People's Passover Haggadah
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Lawrence A. Hoffman, David Arnow
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

Features the original Haggadah text in both Hebrew and a new English translation, and includes information on the roots of Passover, its confrontation with modernity, and its relationship to other rabbinical teachings.
The Haggadah of the Kaifeng Jews of China
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Fook-Kong Wong, Dalia Yasharpour
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-23 - Publisher: BRILL

Includes full text of the Hebrew/Aramaic and Judeo-Persian Haggadah in Hebrew characters, with English translation and commentary.
The JPS Commentary on the Haggadah
Language: en
Pages: 154
Authors: Joseph Tabory
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-01 - Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

The Passover haggadah enjoys an unrivaled place in Jewish culture, both religious and secular. And of all the classic Jewish books, the haggadah is the one most "alive" today. Jews continue to rewrite, revise, and add to its text, recasting it so that it remains relevant to their lives. In
Elijah and the Rabbis
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Kristen H. Lindbeck
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-09 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

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