The Baseball Haggadah: A Festival of Freedom and Springtime in 15 Innings

Sharon Forman  2015


Take me out to the Seder! Rabbi Forman has created a fun and engaging reinterpreta¬≠tion of the Passover Haggadah for baseball lovers and their families. This Haggadah introduces “Pre-Game Warm Ups,” sugges¬≠tions for a successful holiday dinner that include organizing the “equipment” before the game and giving “players” uniforms to add to the camaraderie. Passover symbols are re-imagined as objects relevant to a baseball game—a z’roa as a baseball bat and karpas as the baseball field. The different steps of the seder are “innings” and the seder leader is the “announcer.”

With thought, originality and respect, Forman adds to the conventional seder rituals. She makes connections to the rituals of baseball and the history of the sport. The watercolor illustrations reinforce the baseball theme and elucidate the Passover symbols.

Highly recommended for baseball-loving families of all ages.

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