This lovely Haggadah from Israel beautifully fulfills the command, “And you shall tell your child on that day…” Educational in the finest sense of the word, on each page the Haggadah has the Hebrew text and an age-appropriate translation; a lively full-color illustration; an instruction to explain what is happening; an activity; an idea or quotation to reflect on; and a question for discussion. Along the bottom of each page is a navigation bar indicating where the readers are in the service. A Parent and Educator Companion is available on the publisher’s website; it not only takes the leader through the Haggadah page by page, expanding the explanations and suggesting answers to the many questions the Haggadah poses, but also explains many of the illustrative and iconic elements. Even with all the activity on each double-page spread, the Haggadah is very well designed, and the pages are open and inviting.
Maron L. Waxman, retired editorial director, special projects, at the American Museum of Natural History, was also an editorial director at HarperCollins and Book-of-the-Month Club.