Posts Tagged ‘haggadah’


April 8, 2014
By bethmordecai
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DAY 647: Telling the Story of Passover

Dear Hevreh,   As we approach our final week of preparation for the holiday of Passover, my mind turns to the art of telling the story of Passover. Stories are more than simply their content, they are the methods, the timing, the layers of how that content is shared, and the story of Passover is no different.   Our primary method of telling the story of Passover is through the reading of the Haggadah  at the Passover seder. It is an ancient ritual, but not that ancient. The seder was crafted by the rabbis of the Tannaitic period (approximately 100-300 CE), which means that this scene most definitely never happened. So how was the story of Passover shared prior to the seder?   We get a hint at the answer by virtue of the fact that the haggadah itself[...]

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