March 19, 2018 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #1494837
I’m looking for a new Hagaddah. I’ve been using the same one for the past 4 years and I feel it’s time for something new.
I’m looking for something that’s somewhat of an easy read, like not long essays and questions on top of questions. Something straightforward, an easy read, but still intriguing.
Any leads?March 20, 2018 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm #1495464🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
Not sure what you are into but I love Dr Abraham Twerski’s hagaddah. He brings in a lot of stories and examples from his work about what it means to be a slave (to alcohol and addictions) and what it means to be free. If you like his books you will love it for sure.March 21, 2018 12:11 am at 12:11 am #1495466TheFakeMavenParticipant
Try R’ Aryeh Kaplans Haggadah.March 21, 2018 12:12 am at 12:12 am #1495468BaltimoreMavenParticipant
Rav Weinberg ZTZ”L from Ner Israel allegedly said it’s a Mitzvah d’Oraisa to buy a new Haggodah yearly as it is mekayem v’higadita l’vincha. We have a large collection – you are looking only for English or also easy Hebrew? Dubno Maggid mishaps? Stories?March 21, 2018 11:41 am at 11:41 am #1495648yichusdikParticipant
Best I’ve used in a long time is the Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Hagaddah. Includes both commentary on the text and stand alone essays.March 21, 2018 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm #1495655ywcomment2Participant
The March of Centuries by R’ Beinish Ginsburg (publ. Feldheim). AMAZING … just AMAZING!!!March 21, 2018 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm #1495657CTRebbeParticipant
unfortunately, the majority of haggadahs have nothing to do with the mitzva of vehigadita levincha. Many are just a collection of stuff very loosely related to the text. The Lekach tov haggadah (I think its only in Hebrew) has the best focus on the real theme of the evening-imparting emunah lessons to our children through the experience of Yitzias mitzrayim. I wish someone like Rabbi David Ashear would make a haggadah incorporating his lessons into lessons from yitziat mitzrayim.March 21, 2018 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm #1495726
The Rabbi Joseph Elias – The Haggadah from Artscroll is in great detail in English.March 21, 2018 2:22 pm at 2:22 pm #1495767ToiParticipant
Davka in english?March 21, 2018 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #1495781
Thanks everyone! Writing this all down and will (hopefully) make it to a Judaica store by Pesach and narrow it down to one or two new ones.
Syag – From all the suggestions here, that sounds the most intriguing to me. Right up my alley 😉 I’ll look in to it
Baltimore Maven and Toi – Hebrew is a bit rusty. Been some time since I’ve done some in depth learning. I’ll stick to English.
CTRebbe – My oldest is two and half. No chiyuv yet of vehigadita levincha as far as I know… I love the idea of a R’ Ashear hagadda.
Any further suggestions still welcome.
Thanks allMarch 22, 2018 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm #1496178LeyzerParticipant
streekgeek said: “My oldest is two and half. No chiyuv yet of vehigadita levincha as far as I know”
Sorry mate but the Halacha is that even if you would be alone the chiyuv applies…..March 22, 2018 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm #1496326
The reason that והגדת לבנך applies to yourself alone also, because when you express yourself, you strengthen your own belief as well.March 23, 2018 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm #1497428
Really? Never thought about this mitzvah much.
So, besides for reading through the Hagadda on Seder night, there is more that I should be doing?March 23, 2018 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm #1497439The little I knowParticipant
This quote from Rav Weinberg ZT”L is not his own line. It is quoted from Reb Naftoli of Ropschitz. He was known to say quite interesting and sharp witticisms. The reasoning he shared for this was that the בן רשע of last year has now become the בן חכם, so a new haggadah is needed. If you can relate to the concept of התקטנות הדורות, this should make sense to you.
Assuming that one covers the entire peirush in this year’s haggadah, one should need a new one next year to add to the database of pirushim. This also assumes near perfect memory.March 23, 2018 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm #1497525
It says כל המרבה לספר ביציאת מצרים whoever increases this story telling about Yetzias Mitzraim, הרי זה משובח he himself becomes praiseworthy.March 27, 2018 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #1499556CTRebbeParticipant
BTW-2 and a half is an awesome time to fulfill the mitzvah of vehigadita lebincha. It is before the kid comes back from school with tons of sheets and tries to fulfill “vehigadita leavicha”. You explain & sit with your child (it can be on the couch or in bed) and as if you are telling a bedtime story and just tell the story with all of its amazing lessons. It might be your best opportunity so don’t lose it!March 30, 2018 8:42 am at 8:42 am #1501894March 30, 2018 9:48 am at 9:48 am #1501922etzharParticipant
Have been using my Maharal Hagadda for nearly 50 years. Its hard going but worth it.
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