Creating Lively Passover Seders: A Sourcebook of Engaging Tales, Texts & Activities

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Jewish Lights Publishing
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7.1 X 1.0 X 8.9 inches | 1.48 pounds
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About the Author

David Arnow, PhD, a psychologist by training, is widely recognized for his innovative work to make the Passover Seder a truly exciting encounter each year with Judaism's most central ideas. He has been deeply involved with many organizations in the American Jewish community and Israel and is a respected lecturer, writer, and scholar of the Passover Haggadah. He is author of Creating Lively Passover Seders: A Sourcebook of Engaging Tales, Texts & Activities and coeditor of the two-volume My People's Passover Haggadah: Traditional Texts, Modern Commentaries, with Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD (Jewish Lights).


"David Arnow has written the afikomen of Seder books: An ingenious synthesis of history, legend, law, and spirituality (un)leavened with practically helpful, politically important, and psychologically sophisticated suggestions on how to transform your meal into a true celebration of asking and learning. This book belongs next to every seder plate."
--Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, Emanu-El Scholar at Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco; author, The Way Into Jewish Mystical Tradition

"This richly informative and inspiring book is a treasure for all those seeking to create a Seder that is alive with questions that matter."
--Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, coeditor, The Women's Passover Companion

"What is most enjoyable is the connection between the ancient and the contemporary, the timely and timeless quality of our eternal texts which David Arnow has masterfully managed to bring to our attention. Will serve as a marvelous companion piece to the Passover Haggadah and can be referred to year after year."
--Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chancellor, Ohr Torah Stone Institutions of Israel

"A deeply enriched and enriching Seder awaits those who use [this] comprehensive sourcebook. [Its] chapter on women of the Exodus is alone worth the cover price."
--Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author, Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America

"The book everyone who has to lead or attend a Seder has been waiting for. Simply put: This book will ensure that Seders will be intellectually challenging, emotionally engaging, and spiritually uplifting for years to come. If we only have David Arnow's new book to guide us to creating lively Passover Seders, Dayyenu--it would be enough!"
--Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of CLAL: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership; coeditor, The Book of Jewish Sacred Practices: CLAL's Guide to Everyday & Holiday Rituals & Blessings

"A gift to Jewish parents and teachers who want to explore the many layers of history and interpretation in our celebration of freedom."
--Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, editor, The Open Door, the Reform Haggadah

"A treasure trove of lore and scholarship, insight and activities that will fascinate and enlighten readers and enrich their Seders for decades. An extraordinary array of strategies for reaching the diverse groups who gather to share the Seder experience."
--Rabbi David A. Teutsch, past president, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

"A welcome support for Seder leaders everywhere. As Jewish life continues to evolve, the Seder remains a pivotal moment to transmit values, stories, and the culture of our people. This book is full of ideas, texts, and information on how to enrich the experience for all gathered at the table!." --Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael, rabbinic director, Jewish Women's Spirituality Institute, JCCs of Greater Philadelphia