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Seder in Motion: A Hag­gadah to Move Body and Soul

Ron Isaacs, Leo­ra Isaacs, Mar­tin Wick­strom (illus.)

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By – March 10, 2021

In their intro­duc­tion to Seder in Motion, the authors invite par­tic­i­pants to ful­ly engage your­self — body, mind, and soul — in the mir­a­cle of redemp­tion and free­dom that is Passover.” This hag­gadah pre­serves some of the orig­i­nal text but adapts most for a child-friend­ly retelling of the Exo­dus. The com­men­tary incor­po­rates fam­i­ly-friend­ly activ­i­ties that encour­age reflec­tive move­ment, think­ing, and sense per­cep­tion to draw the read­er deep­er into per­son­al action with the rit­u­als and read­ings of the Seder. The authors also sug­gest activ­i­ties if mem­bers of your Seder are join­ing you online. The lay­out of the text is bright and col­or­ful, and its images reflect eth­nic and cul­tur­al diver­si­ty, along with an egal­i­tar­i­an eth­ic. Seder in Motion is a good choice for fam­i­lies that seek to deeply con­nect with the mean­ing of Passover in a holis­tic, child-cen­tered but adult acces­si­ble way. It is appro­pri­ate for Passover guests of any age.

This is part of the Passover 5781/2021 Hag­gadah Roundup.

Jonathan Fass is the Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Edu­ca­tion­al Tech­nol­o­gy and Strat­e­gy at The Jew­ish Edu­ca­tion Project of New York.

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