Price: $38.00


    Illustrations and Design by David Harel
    Edited by Haya Harel
    Introduction by Rabbi Yochanan Fried

    Hardcover, large format, 144 pages, full color
    Harel Publishing, Urim Publications, 2009
    ISBN: 978-965-913-640-7

    This bilingual edition of The Rebirth of Israel Passover Haggadah is a unique Haggadah that draws an analogy between the idea of freedom and exodus -- inherent in the Passover Festival -- and the national liberation and rebirth of the Jewish people in the modern era. The traditional text of the Passover Haggadah in Hebrew and in English is accompanied by illustrations and historical overviews that illuminate watershed events along the modern history of the Land of Israel, from the First Aliyah immigration and the inception of the modern Zionist Movement until the establishment of the State of Israel.

    This exceptional Haggadah offers its readers a new insight to the Exodus epic just as it was faithfully handed down throughout the generations by the invocation of the commandment: "And thou shalt relate it to thy child on that day".

    About the Illustrator:
    David Harel is a graduate of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, a painter and multidisciplinary designer. In his Jerusalem design studio, he focuses on book-illustration, product-designing for advertising and industry, and on establishing educational-experiential centers. He has been awarded many prizes and participated in numerous exhibitions in Israel and throughout the world.

    About the Editor:
    Haya Harel is a historian, editor and curator of multimedia educational-experiential programs. She is an expert on Herzl and his period and one of the

    Praise for the Rebirth of Israel Passover Haggadah:
    "Illegal immigrant ships, Theodor Herzl, the Biluim -- these are just a few of the modern historical phenomena that are colorfully interwoven with traditional texts in David Harel's awesome and unique Pessah Haggadah."
    - Jerusalem Post

    "This outstanding work of art... expresses the Jewish people's longing for freedom and the difficulties encountered in achieving it..."
    - Jewish Chronicle

    "The real revolution is not in the form -- attractive and captivating as they are -- but rather in the content... I would call it the Zionist Passover Haggadah, in the most real sense of the word."
    -Yedioth Ahronoth

    "A new style of Haggadah... an exceptional piece of art. It is not a mere coincidence that this Haggadah is exhibited in the Hall of the museum in Tel Aviv where the establishment of the State was declared."
    - Maariv