A New Take on an Old Tradition: the Latest Maxwell House Haggadah

March 29, 2011

The Passover or Pesach (in Hebrew) holiday begins Monday evening April 18 and continues until the 26th. Maxwell House is printing a new edition of its haggadah which appeared originally in the 1930’s. Different articles have been circulating about people’s memories and nostalgia associated with family gatherings where the haggadah was recited at the annual Seder. Then there’s the photos and blog posts about last year’s Passover observance at the White House, where the Maxwell House version was used. Another sign of the times: here’s an article about downloadable haggadot!

EPL has a few haggadot in our collection and it’s possible to greatly expand your choices by searching through WorldCat, where I found thousands of hits. For a variety of traditional haggadot with in depth commentaries try Artscroll.com or Feldheim.com. If you’d like to browse in an actual bookstore, Rosenblum‘s recently moved from its old location on Devon Ave in Chicago to 9153 Gross Point Road in Skokie, across the street from the Skatium Ice Arena. Whichever haggadah you choose, enjoy the holiday!

Shira S.

link to “30 Minute Seder

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