Published By: Kehot Publication Society
By: Rabbi Yosef Marcus
Language: English / Hebrew
Features: 7" x 10.5", Leatherbound, 223pp
The Passover Haggadah
With Commentary from the Classic Commentators, Midrash, Kabbalah, the Chasidic Masters
and the Haggadah of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Year after year we gather with family and friends for the traditional Passover Seder and reading of the Haggadah. Often times, the meaning behind the myriad of details accompanying the seder are lost to us as we make our way through the Four Questions, the four cups of wine, the matzoh and the bitter herbs and read the ancient words of the Haggadah.
In the new Passover Haggadah layer after layer of meaning is uncovered as the dynamic text provides meaning and inspiration culled from all levels of Torah interpretation.
In addition, a powerful message of immediate relevancy to our own lives is fleshed out and presented in an engaging and moving way.
Compiled by well-known author and translator Rabbi Yosef Marcus, the volume gives the reader a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of the Seder and the festival of Passover. Anthologized from hundreds of commentators, classic to obscure, the commentary is crowned with the insights culled from the classic Haggadah of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Set in elegant, two-color type with lively, original artwork, and bound in a deluxe leather cover, the Haggadah sets a new standard for beauty, clarity, comprehensiveness and relevance.
The new Haggadah will sparkle on your Seder Table and will be the subject of conversation of friends and family as the beauty of Passover and its eternal messages come alive in this monumental work.
The Passover Haggadah features:
- Unique interpretive translation
- In-depth analysis of the mitzvot & customs
- Informative notes for beginners
- Adaptation of the Lubavitcher Rebbe`s Haggadah including sections translated for the first time
- Insight from all Chabad leaders, many translated for the first time
- Vast collection of commentaries, indicated by beautiful source icons
- Reader-friendly design with instructive visual graphs and original artwork
The Kehot Society Passover Haggadah is deep, complete, and lively with Hasidic Lore. A fine volume.
-- Herman Wouk
Superbly translated with original commentary by Rabbi Yosef Marcus, "The Passover Haggadah" is ideal for family use to enhance the experience of a traditional Passover Sedare. Of special note are the passages in the original Hebrew that accompany the English text revealing the relevancy and timeless value of the Sedar Table. An especially beautiful edition, "The Passover Haggadah" offers an impressive volume of citations and quotations from hundreds of commentators ranging from antiquity to the present, from the obscure to the famous. Enhanced with original artwork and thoroughly `user friendly, Rabbi Yosef Marcus` "The Passover Haggadah" is confidently recommended for personal, family, and academic library Judaic Studies reference collections in general, and Passover celebrations in particular.
-- Midwest Book Review
This work is as beautiful in its contents as it is in its appearance. It is comprehensive both in explaining Pesach and the Hagaddah, highly insightful and thought-provoking in its commentary, and aesthetically so appealing as it leads you to insights drawn from Kaballah and Chassidus and the entire range of the Jewish tradition. And, for the more scholarly inclined, the 364 footnotes will draw you even more deeply into the study of the Seder, the Jewish people`s most widely celebrated ritual.
-- Joseph Telushkin author of Jewish Literacy and A Code of Jewish Ethics
Just got the Kehot Passover Haggadah today. Folks, Yidden, this is the BEST haggadah I have seen. It is truly MASTERFUL, yasher koach Merkos and Kehot.
-- Jeff Aronchick
...A treasure trove of information, encyclopedic, scholarly, and concise. It ranges with extraordinary ease across 3000 years of Jewish scholarship. In passage after passage, Rabbi Yossi Marcus illustrates the magnificence and unique contribution of Chasidic thought and shows how the Pesach story is not primarily about a distant past but about the present and the sacred values by which we should strive to live. Rabbi Marcus also gifts to his readers the remarkable and penetrating insights cited from the Lubavitcher Rebbe`s teachings that are not easy to find, and have been translated into English for the first time. The Hebrew text, accompanying English translation and commentary are beautifully arranged so as to be easy to use at the seder table. As such, this book is an ideal companion for use at the Passover meal for the lay person or scholar.
--Rabbi Dov Greenberg, Chabad at Stanford University
Great hagaddah... This is first time in my life that i understand the Hagaddah, and it makes so much sense. The seder has a new meaning...