JCCSF Podcasts -

New American Haggadah

With Jonathan Safran Foer, Nathan Englander and Daniel Handler

In conversation with Nathaniel Deutsch

The Haggadah—the sacred story of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt—has been read around the Seder table as part of the Jewish celebration of Passover for hundreds of years. Now, Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) orchestrates a new way of experiencing and understanding this text. His unique and absorbing rendition is beautifully designed and illustrated by the acclaimed Israeli artist and calligrapher Oded Ezer with a new translation by Nathan Englander (For the Relief of Unbearable Urges), and brings together some of the pre-eminent voices of our time with provocative commentary by major Jewish writers and thinkers, including Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Nathaniel Deutsch, Jeffrey Goldberg and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein.

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