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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks's Haggadah

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The seder service on Pesach is the oldest surviving ritual in the Western world, dating back some 3,300 years.Through the Haggadah more than a hundred generations of Jews have handed on their story to their children.Few texts have received more attention than the Haggadah. There are thousands of commentaries, and more are published each year. Anyone who contemplates adding ...more
Hardcover, 245 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Continuum
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David
Apr 06, 2012 David rated it liked it
This Haggadah is thoroughly different from what I expected. If you open it from the right (Hebrew-style), you get a traditional haggadah in Hebrew and English as translated by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin (Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Israel), with some commentary from Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks. If you open it from the right, you get a series of short essays which touch on Passover themes.

This is not Rabbi Sacks's masterwork.

The amount of commentary in the haggadah itself is pretty low - it could work as a funct
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Jonathan Henry Sacks, Baron Sacks, Kt is the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. His Hebrew name is Yaakov Zvi.

As the spiritual head of the United Synagogue, the largest synagogue body in the UK, he is the Chief Rabbi of the mainstream British orthodox synagogues, but not the religious authority for the Federation of Synagogues or the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congre
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