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New American Haggadah

Pharoah Said No. You Won't Believe What God Did Next.

Marty Kaplan | Posted 04.02.2015 | Religion
Marty Kaplan

There is an ineffable thrill in passing the Passover story to the next generation that resists reduction. You don't have to believe it. You just have to tell it.

The Four Grown Ups: A Passover Piece

Tanya Tolchin | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Tanya Tolchin

I have always found the section about the four children both compelling and off putting depending on the interpretation. I started to play with the idea a bit and turned it upside down.

Jonathan Safran Foer's New American Haggadah: Extremely Similar and Incredibly the Same.

Tom Teicholz | Posted 06.06.2012 | Books
Tom Teicholz

On the face of it, Foer seems a brilliant choice to commission and compile a New American Haggadah.The result is neither new nor particularly American -- it is as if he wrestled with the Haggadah, like Jacob wrestled with the angel, and the Haggadah won, repeatedly.

Commentaries For A New American Passover Seder

Posted 03.29.2012 | Religion

Jews have a special relationship to books, and the Haggadah -- the user’s manual for the Passover seder -- has been translated more widely, and repr...

Jonathan Safran Foer On His Newest Project

Jonathan Safran Foer | Posted 05.22.2012 | Books
Jonathan Safran Foer

Jews have a special relationship to books, and the Haggadah -- the user's manual for the Passover seder -- has been translated more widely, and reprinted more often, than any other Jewish book. Everywhere there have been Jews, there have been new Haggadahs.

Barack Obama Is Such a Traditional Jew Sometimes

Jeffrey Goldberg | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Goldberg

George W. Bush was, in his own way, a philo-Semite, but he never would have made such a member-of-the-tribe kind of joke as Barack Obama did when I recently handed him a copy of the New American Haggadah.

WATCH: Colbert's Passover Questions For Jonathan Safran Foer

Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion

Translated by Nathan Englander, with commentaries by Lemony Snicket and Jeffrey Goldberg, the New American Haggadah sets itself apart from the 7,000 e...