New American Haggadah

Hardcover | March 5, 2012

byJonathan Safran FoerTranslated byNathan Englander

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Read each year around the seder table, the Haggadah recounts through prayer, song, and ritual the extraordinary story of Exodus, when Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land.

Now, Jonathan Safran Foer has orchestrated a new way of experiencing and understanding one of our oldest, most timeless, and sacred stories, with a new translation of the traditional text by Nathan Englander and provocative commentary by major Jewish writers and thinkers Jeffrey Goldberg, Lemony Snicket, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and Nathaniel Deutsch. Ravishingly designed and illustrated by the acclaimed Israeli artist and calligrapher Oded Ezer,New American Haggadahis an utterly unique and absorbing prayer book, the first of its kind, that brings together some of the preeminent voices of our time.

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Read each year around the seder table, the Haggadah recounts through prayer, song, and ritual the extraordinary story of Exodus, when Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land.Now, Jonathan Safran Foer has orchestrated a new way of experiencing and understand...

Jonathan Safran Foer is one of the most acclaimed young writers of his generation. His books have received numerous awards including a National Jewish Book Award and a Guardian First Book Award, and have been translated into thirty-six languages. He garnered remarkable praise for his first two novels,Everything Is Illuminated(adapted f...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 11 × 8.25 × 0.88 inPublished:March 5, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316069868

ISBN - 13:9780316069861

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"Englander's translations are crisp and clear, and the themed commentaries...are excellent, multi-vocal and concise. It is, indeed, excellent work: literate, inventive and sure to win prizes."-The Jewish Daily Forward