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Chief Rabbi composes Passover prayer for release of hostages

The new prayer, to be recited at the Seder before the recital of 'Vehi Sheamda,' beseeches G-d for the release of the hostages and asks for unity.

Chief Rabbi composes Passover prayer for release of hostages

Parshat Shmini and Parshat Hachodesh - stages of Redemption

An analysis of the non kosher animals mentioned in the parasha is connected to the four questions - and Redemption. This will be the final exile, after which we will never again be defeated or exiled from our Land.

Parshat Shmini and Parshat Hachodesh - stages of Redemption

Ki Tavo: A tale of two declarations

Two haggadot, two promises. Commentators weigh in on the differences and similarities.

Ki Tavo: A tale of two declarations

A Survivors’ Haggadah - Passover 1946

“We were slaves to Hitler in Germany.” they recited and then realized there were no children to ask the Four Questions. Op-ed.

A Survivors’ Haggadah - Passover 1946

I wish I were a simpleton like the one in the Haggadah

The simpleton speaks the truth, but it is a sad truth.

I wish I were a simpleton like the one in the Haggadah

The Emergency Haggadah

A shortened version of the Haggadah for medical professionals on a call or the dangerously ill only.

The Emergency Haggadah

Putting the Seder in perspective

The fourth son brings an important message that guides our lives.

Putting the Seder in perspective

Ukrainian Passover haggadah marks community’s break with Russia

After the invasion, Russian-language haggadot have become a liability for Ukrainian Jews.

Ukrainian Passover haggadah marks community’s break with Russia

The Daily Portion / To cry out

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov writes that this is one of the most important messages of the Haggadah.

The Daily Portion / To cry out

In every generation: Insights from around the Seder table

There are two and only two places where the Haggadah uses the expression, “in every generation.” What is the connection between them?

In every generation:  Insights from around the Seder table

Heirs of Holocaust victim sue museum over medieval hagaddah

Four heirs of Holocaust victim sue Israel Museum over rare medieval hagaddah.

Heirs of Holocaust victim sue museum over medieval hagaddah

One kid, two zuzim and much symbolism

Delving into interpretations of Chad Gadya, the last song in the Haggada, among them the Vilna Gaon's perspective.

One kid, two zuzim and much  symbolism

Office of the UK Chief Rabbi

Pesach: Are you thirsty without knowing it?

How do you enable a person to come and partake of the Pesach experience if they have no desire; if they feel no need, no thirst?

Pesach: Are you thirsty without knowing it?

The 4 Sons—and the 4 big questions on Judaism

The rational child, the depressed child, the selfish child, and the apathetic child.

The 4 Sons—and the 4 big questions on Judaism

In time for Passover:

Some of history's most exquisite haggadot

National Library of Israel, home to world's largest collection of haggadot, offers some of history's most exquisite haggadot for download.

Some of history's most exquisite haggadot

Pesach I: Tracing the theme of the Haggadah

When both the beginning and end of a work refer to the same idea, it is the recurring theme throughout. Learn the Haggadah's structure.

Pesach I: Tracing the theme of the Haggadah

Pesach: Next Year in Jerusalem!

Israel's first Chief Rabbi gave an unusual twist to the words at the end of the Seder for those of us already living in Jerusalem.

Pesach: Next Year in Jerusalem!

The J Street and SJP hybrid Haggadah

The sJp Street Haggadah: A hybrid proposal that uses J Street’s current Haggadah and gives a nod to ideological overlap with SJP. Op-ed.

The J Street and SJP hybrid Haggadah

Office of the Chief Rabbi:

Pesach: This is the guarantee for our survival!

The Haggadah contains a word that tells what guarantees the survival of the Jewish People.

Pesach: This is the guarantee for our survival!

New Chabad Haggadah tops Amazon as #1 selling Passover Haggadah

Born in COVID, Chabad.org's new haggadah provides an inspiring, uplifting, experience for first-time seder leaders and veterans alike.

New Chabad Haggadah tops Amazon as #1 selling Passover Haggadah

The Great Joy of an "Evil Son"

The verse used when Moses promises the nation that children that will be born to them is the same used in the Haggadah for the evil son.

The Great Joy of an "Evil Son"

First-ever Arabic Passover Haggadah

Jews from across the Arabic-speaking world receive Haggadah in Arabic - and even matzah.

First-ever Arabic Passover Haggadah

Passover Guide for the Perplexed 2020

Passover Guide for the Perplexed 2020

The 2020 anti-Israel Haggada

The 2020 anti-Israel Haggada

Charoset ice cream? 5 things you might not know about Passover

You already know the story of the Exodus from Egypt but have you heard about the Hogwarts Haggadah?

Charoset ice cream? 5 things you might not know about Passover

Israel national library buys rare Korea War Haggadah from 1952

'Extremely rare' Passover Haggadah used in seder for Jewish soldiers in Korean War purchased by national library in Jerusalem.

Israel national library buys rare Korea War Haggadah from 1952

The Haggadah: Instructions included

The Haggadah: Instructions included

A Graphic Haggadah Novel – Batman was never like this!

A Graphic Haggadah Novel – Batman was never like this!

Having the Seder at home

Having the Seder at home

Chad Gadya: Should G-d have killed the angel of death?

Social lesson, historical saga, or the story of our lives? Three ways to look at the classic song everyone loves to sing at the Seder's end.

Chad Gadya: Should G-d have killed the angel of death?

500-year-old 'Prague Haggadah' found

Israel's National Library receives one of two surviving copies of Prague Haggadah.

500-year-old 'Prague Haggadah' found

Venice Haggadah gets facelift for 500th anniversary

Series of 24 etchings by eight international artists will form part of a new, illustrated Venice Haggadah.

Venice Haggadah gets facelift for 500th anniversary

Watch: Bennett Cites Passover Haggadah on CNN Against Iran

Economics minister says Iran deal 'worse than we had anticipated, it doesn't destroy one centrifuge.'

Watch: Bennett Cites Passover Haggadah on CNN Against Iran

Rosh Chodesh Nisan Torah Essay: Pesach, Rosh Hashana of Emunah

Rosh Chodesh Nisan Torah Essay: Pesach, Rosh Hashana of Emunah

Historical Passover Haggadot You Can Buy Today

Ever heard of an Ethiopian Haggadah? Or a Liberty Haggadah? Try something different this Pesach.

Historical Passover Haggadot You Can Buy Today

Bosnia Refuses to Loan Sarajevo Hagaddah to NY's Met

National Museum in Sarajevo, where the Hagaddah is kept, closed its doors indefinitely due to a lack of funding.

Bosnia Refuses to Loan Sarajevo Hagaddah to NY's Met

A 14th Century Haggadah Meets 21st Century Technology

A renowned 14th-century Haggadah is now available to browse on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

A 14th Century Haggadah Meets 21st Century Technology

A Passover Message from the Chief Rabbi of South Africa

A stirring message for our times as Passover appraoches, accompanied by Yaakov Schwekey singing Vehi Sheamda from the Haggadah.

A Passover Message from the Chief Rabbi of South Africa

Haggadah By Zionist Hero Presented in Knesset

The second edition of a Passover Haggadah by pre-state Lehi militia leader Yisrael Eldad was warmly received by Knesset Members.

Haggadah By Zionist Hero Presented in Knesset

Special 'Pollard Haggadah' Issued

As the holiday of Israel’s redemption from Egyptian bondage approaches, a new Haggadah dedicated to Jonathan Pollard's redemption has been issued.

Special 'Pollard Haggadah' Issued

4 Sons - A Lesson for Parents and Teachers

4 Sons - A Lesson for Parents and Teachers