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From ‘Seinfeld’ to WWII Morocco, an array of Haggadahs for every taste

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Published: 11 March 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Artists, comedy writers, a range of clergy and more have given the ancient text a modern spin in recent years

THE PANDEMIC HAS ALTERED the experience of the Passover Seder, but one thing hasn’t changed: It’s a golden age for creative Haggadahs.

The sheer number of Haggadahs — and their various topics, which range from political issues to playful humor — can make choosing a fresh one a bit overwhelming. Here are a few new notable examples to try if you’re attempting to give your Seder a makeover, whether it’s held on Zoom or in person.

For those mentally afflicted by the pandemic

Bari Mitzmann, a Jewish blogger with a sizable Instagram following, for the second year has spearheaded a joint Haggadah project she calls “HaKol B’Seder” — in Hebrew it can mean either “everything in the Seder” or “it’s all good.”

For those who exhaled when Trump left office

Dave Cowen has contributed to humour sites such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and that flavour of humour — intelligent, knowledgeable about politics and current events — shines through in his latest work, “The Biden-Harris Haggadah: Thank G-d!”

FULL STORY From ‘Seinfeld’ to WWII Morocco, these new Haggadah options will spice up your Passover Seder (JTA)

Photo: Haggadahs (Sean O'Neill; Courtesy of Bari Mitzmann; David Zvi Kalman; Courtesy of Rabbi Sam Reinstein; Emily Marbach)

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