Wellsprings of Freedom: The Renew Our Days Haggadah, brings a fresh perspective to a familiar tale. It tells the story in a “split screen” format as both the collective, historical journey of our people and the personal, inner journey. At 148 pages, the softcover, sewn bound, 7.5″ x 9.5″ Haggadah offers contemplative commentaries based on previously untranslated Hasidic insights into the Haggadah that speak to the contemporary seeker. Offers commentaries based on a previously untranslated collection of Ḥasidic insights into the Haggadah for the contemporary seeker. Links each of the traditional simanim or “guideposts” of the Seder to a theme that explores a facet of freedom in our lives today. (E.g., Kaddesh-freedom in relation to our use of time; Karpas-freedom and our relationship to nature and the environment.) Provides user-friendly cues for a fail-safe Seder, as well as for navigating a briefer, child-oriented Seder. Creates a stunning visual midrash (commentary) on the Passover Haggadah with color artwork by J.W. Stewart. Rabbi Ron Aigen, is the spiritual leader of Congregation Dorshei Emet in Montreal where he directs the EMET Centre for Spirituality, Ethics and Culture. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and was awarded a Doctor of Divinity in 2001. He is a fellow of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, and a Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Rabbi Aigen currently serves as President of the Montreal Board of Rabbis, and has served as President of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and Chair of the Montreal Federation’s Commission on Continuity and Culture.
Wellsprings of Freedom: The Renew Our Days Haggadah
- From the Publisher
April 1, 2014
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