Synopses & Reviews
A beautifully illustrated contemporary Haggadah for the Passover Seder, as interpreted by the world-renowned philanthropist and Jewish leader Edgar M. Bronfman. This Haggadah will inspire and delight all ages. Designed to foster Jewish pride, Edgar Bronfmans text continues the traditional commandment to retell the Exodus story of slavery and freedom for future generations. The Haggadah teaches people of all ages about Judaism with a fresh perspective while helping to define Passover for everyone at the Seder table. The authors creative approach weaves together meaningful readings, from the nineteenth-century abolitionist Frederick Douglas to a lesser-known poet, Marge Piercy. Bronfman captures the young readers imagination when each child, teenager, and adult assumes the role of a character in the Exodus story, or perhaps to become one of the storys narrators. Watercolor paintings, created specially for this book, illustrate its main parts: the Seder plates symbolic foods, the parting of the Red Sea, the forty-year journey, the giving of the ten commandments on Mount Sinai, to name a few. The Bronfman Haggadah is a welcome addition for the avid collector, as well as to be used as the Haggadah of choice to enrich the Passover Seder experience with its refreshing interactive approach.
About the Author
Formerly CEO of the Seagram Company Ltd, Edgar M. Bronfman is a renowned philanthropist and Jewish leader. Through The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, he supports initiatives that inspire a renaissance in Jewish life. He served as president of the World Jewish Congress and as president of the World Jewish Restitution Organization. He has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the countrys highest civilian honor. New York-based artist Jan Aronson has had more than forty solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions.