Jew­ish Text

The Koren Youth Haggadah

Devel­oped by Dr. Daniel Rose; illus­tra­tions by Rinat Giboa

  • Review
By – March 30, 2020

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.

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