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New American Haggadah

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...