Pesakh Resources, Writing, Seders, Rituals, Haggadot & More!
NEW THIS YEAR:
1) Haggadah App
by David Kraemer, Amichai Lau-Lavie and others
2) Rabbi David Seidenberg's
Writing & Resources
- FROM RABBI ELLEN LIPPMANN: Walk Into Pesakh: Four Paths to Justice
GREEN YOUR PASSOVER
T'RUAH (formerly Rabbis For Human Rights - NA) PASSOVER RESOURCES AND IDEAS
The Psalms and Passover, An Interfaith Healing Seder from Arthur Waskow
Rabbi David Seidenberg's Pesakh Drashot and Resources HERE on neohasid.org
Heschel-inspired Pesakh Haggadah Supplement, from the Heschel Center for Sustainability
- The Maccabeats, Les Miserables Passover
- Resources for Children and Families - from the Jewish Education Project
- Good haggadot for families and children from kveller.com
New Seder Rituals
- The Four Cups of Wine, VIDEO. A new ritual from Rabbi Vivie Mayer, with a chant by Rabbi Shefa Gold
- Elijah's Cup of Redemption During your Seder, when you put out the Final Cup of wine for Elijah, read or adapt this text below.
Elijah’s Cup of Redemption – Bim’hera Yamainu Yavoh Eleinu As the harbinger of the Messiah, Elijah the prophet has long been associated with justice. Tradition teaches us that during the Passover Seder, a night devoted to the celebration of freedom, we must also remember that our world is still in need of redemption. We therefore diminish our own joy by filling and not drinking a cup of wine for Elijah as a reminder of all those who still face oppression. We sing with hope that, through Elijah, justice will “bim’hera yamainu yavo eleinu” / “come quickly to us, in our own days, and wash over us.” Jewish tradition teaches us that we must pray as if everything depended on God and act as if everything depended on us. As this Passover coincides with the Supreme Court’s review of the Defense of Marriage Act, Elijah’s undrunk cup takes on the further significance of the full cup of blessings and rights that LGBT couples are prevented from enjoying by this law. We pray that when we celebrate Passover next year, the world will be slightly closer to justice because this law has been repealed.
Mirrors On The Seder Table - from the Jewish Women's Archive
Ten Rituals For Passover from RitualWell.org
Count The Omer
1) Count The Omer With Locally Grown - Every Sunday for the seven weeks of the Omer-counting period between Passover, when we celebrate liberation, and Shavuot, when we celebrate receiving the Torah, Locally Grown is sending out Omer reflections, meditations, and teachings, from young Jewish leaders in Brooklyn. Sign up to receive words that will lead us on this path of wisdom and reflection.
2) Rabbi Yael Levy's Mindfulness Omer Count
Fundraising & Giving Opportunities
The Hebron Matza Cover Initiative. This year, Project Hayei Sarah is using the holiday of Passover as an opportunity to support Palestinian friends in Hebron whose ability to take care of their families is severely harmed by the occupation. Project Chayei Sarah is a group of rabbinical students, rabbis, Jewish educators and lay-leaders who have spent time in Hebron and are grappling with the difficult realities they encountered there.
Masabia Soup Kitchen Get extra joy from your charoset by sharing with men, women and children in need! How will your charoset taste this year? Make it sweeter by sharing.
Seders, Actions & Events
- Park Slope Hadassah Women's Passover Seder, Conducted by Rabbi Heidi Hoover Monday, March 18 2013, 7:00 P.M. at Temple Beth Emeth V’Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek, 83 Marlborough Road, (Corner Church Avenue, Q or B train to Church Avenue) Contribution $36 ($40 at the door) Register HERE
- Jewish Voice for Peace is hosting a communal 1st night seder, mostly for folks in their 20's and 30's, folks are encouraged to bring their own haggadot/source material if they have a reading they'd like to share. it's also a veggie potluck; everyone who comes should plan to bring a dish to share. NOTE: It is likely that there WILL be some non-pesadikh/sephardic food on the table. To RSVP contact Carolyn Klaasen (email@example.com).
- Chabad Community Passover Seder Monday March, 25 and Tuesday March, 26 at 7:45pm, Four Cups of Wine | Shmurah Matza | Gourmet Catered Meal, Adult - $40 | Child - $18 | Sponsor - $180, No one is ever turned away due to lack of funds. RSVP - WTChabad@gmail.com / 646-298-9909
- Passover at the JCC in Manhattan
New Haggadot & Inserts
1) Kveller.com offers a thorough list of good haggadot for families and children
2) Straightforward English Translation of the Haggadah from OpenSiddur.org
3) Sharing The Journey, The Haggadah for the Contemporary Family from the CCAR (Reform)
The Renew Our Days Haggadah
Haggadah Insert from
A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Program
8) A Mystical Passover, A Transformational Passover Haggadah by Mark Allan Kaplan
Rabbi Lippman's SHABBAT HAGADOL DVAR TORAH
NEW RITUALS AND SONGS FOR YOUR SEDER
- A new take on an old song, "Chad Gadya" (One Young Goat). View this video by Rabbi Avi Winokur. Try it at your Passover seder this year!
- New Passover rituals at RITUALWELL.ORG
- Standing with The Tomato Farmworkers at Your Seder, from Rabbis From Human Rights- North America
- From the Institute for Jewish Spirituality:
MORE BACKGROUND INFO & COMMENTARY
- Sitting at God's Seder Table by Rabbi Mimi Feigelson, Zeigler School of Rabbinic Studies
1) Uri L'Tzedek: Food & Justice Haggadah Supplement
features essays, insights and action
to unite food, social justice and ethical consumption.
By Maggid Yitzhak Buxbaum,
Illustrated by Maggidah Shoshannah Brombacher
3) From Americans For Peace Now: The Story of Passover is the Story of a Journey
Inserts from Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg, Rabbi Esther Lederman, Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels
4) Rabbis For Human Rights North America: How Many Slaves Work For You?
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