Creative Seder

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The Passover time is a great family time. More importantly, it is the time to explore Jewish history and a chance to find similarities to contemporary world’s hardships.

Creating Lively Passover Seders: A Sourcebook of Engaging Tales, Texts & Activities” the book by David Arnow constitutes an outstanding resource for any seder leader. Your experience, level of knowledge of Jewish history and customs, no matter big or small, will definitely be greatly enriched by Arnow’s book. The author in his book provides all levels of Seder leaders with dynamic materials, questions and methods perfectly matching nowadays world and well proud of and highlighting the memorable past.

The Mishnah implies that no two Seders should be the same,” reflects Arnow, the creator of all new Haggadah pamphlet every year. By his one-of-a-kind book the author encourages the readers to make the Passover time as much personalized as possible.

As described by Arnow the Passover is a time offering us a unique opportunity to comprehend and internalize Judaism, freedom and faith. At the beginning of each chapter you a reader can find a selection of Haggadah accompanied by author’s interpretations. Arnow suggests topics for discussions,  (e.g. miracles, slavery,  exile) and readymade activities.

As tacky as they may seem to some adults, the activities included are to make children actively participate the Passover.  Children will undoubtedly enjoy improvised march from Egypt to the Red Sea or going outside for a spectacular scenery of  full moon.

“The Passover Seder  is a ceremonial home family meal designed to recall the ancient exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and give the history a contemporary relevance. It was first sketched out in the third century Mishnah (code of Jewish law) in a 435-word plan. Today, the traditional Ashkenazic Haggadah has over 5,500 words, not counting any commentary. Unfortunately many Jews do not understand this important ceremony, and Arnow’s book remedies this problem. (…) This book is a valuable tool for anyone wanting to know more about the Passover, its ceremonial Seder meal, and the meaning of dozens of parts of the meal ceremony.” ~ Dr. Israel Drazin

Creating Lively Passover Seders: A Sourcebook of Engaging Tales, Texts & Activities”  by David Arnow is available for iPhone,  iPod Touch,  iPad with free Amazon app  (download app – here).

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 2044 KB
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing (July 18, 2009)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
Price: $17.44 (Buy now)

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