“Celebrating Passover” by Gila Gevirtz ($5.95) is written for the whole family. The six-page folder provides easy-to-follow instructions for preparing and conducting a concise yet meaningful seder, and clearly numbered sections lead the reader through the seder itself. Key blessings and the Four Questions are presented in Hebrew, transliteration, and English. Throughout the folder, a blue computer icon indicates when online enrichment is available at www.behrmanhouse.com/family/Passover.
“Family Haggadah: A Seder for All Generations” by Elie M. Gindi, with commentary by Rabbi Lee T. Bycel ($7.95), is particularly appropriate for a home seder attended by many children or a congregational model seder. With an easy-to-follow format and full-color illustrations, it also includes popular children’s songs, photographs of children celebrating Passover, and suggested techniques for involving young children in the service.
“Gates of Freedom Haggadah” by Chaim Stern ($10.95) offers “the Passover seder that runs itself” in this revision of his best-selling classic, “Gates of Freedom.” The text is clearly marked so that families with young children can shorten the service, while those who want to deepen their seder experience can enhance it with both traditional and contemporary readings. Includes commentaries, anecdotes, poems, and songs, with computer-generated graphics.
“The New American Haggadah” by Mordecai M. Kaplan, Eugene Kohn, and Ira Eisenstein, edited by Gila Gevirtz ($10.95), is a revised version of the Passover classic “The New Haggadah,” reflecting the experiences of the modern generation and the contributions it has made to the holiday’s message of universal freedom.
The text presents the Passover service filtered through the richness of the American Jewish experience. Traditional Passover songs are supplemented with commentaries. Highlights include an Ethiopian Jew’s account of Operation Moses and the memoir of a Union soldier celebrating Passover during the Civil War.
Behrman House is offering free shipping and handling to customers who order $25 worth of Haggadot. Call (800) 221-2755 and mention the code PASS09. Or use the code in the “Order Comments” box if you place the order at www.behrmanhouse.com.