The new JDC Haggadah, In Every Generation, has been released.
Commentary by Ari L. Goldman
Foreword by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Hardcover, 96 pages, full color, includes many photo images from the Archives of “The Joint,” the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
A traditional Haggadah, rich in pictures of the rescue and relief of Jews in times of crisis – from pre-state Israel to post-Shoah Europe to Soviet Russia to the deserts of Ethiopia – portrays the age-old Passover story through modern-day images of deliverance and social responsibility in action.
For the making of this Haggadah, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee or JDC, opened its vast archives of photographs, letters and documents, many of them never before made public.
Praise for In Every Generation: The JDC Haggadah:
“The Rabbis in the Mishna – quoted by the Haggadah – mandated that ‘in every generation each person should view himself/herself as if he/she just came out of Egypt.’ This JDC Haggadah demonstrates beautifully through commentary and story how the Joint has translated this mandate into contemporary reality in its services all over the world, in its commitment to a free, vibrant and stable Jewish community and in its threefold mission, of Rescue, Relief and Renewal.”
– Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
“No book has been more treasured in the Jewish home than the Haggadah and Jews have celebrated Passover by illuminating and commenting upon its eternal tale of liberty in countless versions over the millennia. Through its pictures and captions drawn from the archives of the JDC, this unique edition of this ancient text portrays the variety and breadth of our people and communicates in a powerful and authentic voice the journey from degradation to freedom that the Haggadah celebrates and that the Joint Distribution Committee makes possible. It is a most welcome addition to liturgical expression in our time and will inspire and instruct countless Jews and others gathered around the seder table for years to come.”
– Rabbi David Ellenson
“In pictures, words and prayers this unique Haggadah vividly reminds us that the story of our ancestors is also our own story. A beautiful, eloquent example of renewing our ancient tradition.”
– Rabbi David Wolpe
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