THE SCHECHTER HAGGADAH: Art, History and Commentary

THE SCHECHTER HAGGADAH: Art, History and Commentary
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    THE SCHECHTER HAGGADAH: Art, History and Commentary
    by Dr. Joshua Kulp

    Hardcover, large format, 290 pages, illustrated, full color
    Includes the traditional Haggadah text in Hebrew with translation, plus art reproduction with commentary.
    The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Urim Publications, 2009
    ISBN: 978-965-7105-59-7

    The Schechter Haggadah: Art, History and Commentary presents a fascinating discussion and analysis of the historical development of each aspect of the Seder, from the development of the Mah Nishtanah to the use of horseradish as maror, to the larger question of how new seder rituals were established and infused with meaning. Along with the traditional Hebrew text and English commentary, The Schechter Haggadah is adorned with over 100 illuminations from Haggadot from the medieval and modern periods.

    The Schechter Haggadah, written by educator and Talmud instructor Dr. Joshua Kulp, with illuminations edited by Professor David Golinkin, President of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, is a "must-have" volume for anyone interested in understanding the rich traditions of the Seder.

    About the Author:
    Dr. Joshua Kulp is a co-founder of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, where he has taught Talmud and Halakhah for over a decade. He is also on the faculty of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies and coordinates the Mishnah Yomit program for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. He holds a Ph.D. in Talmudic Studies from Bar-Ilan University and has published numerous articles on the Seder and other subjects in leading academic journals.

    Prof. David Golinkin is President and the Jerome and Miriam Katzin Professor of Jewish Law at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He has published forty books and almost 200 articles on various aspects of Jewish Studies. The illuminations for The Schechter Haggadah are taken from his personal collection of Haggadot as well as from The Frank-Lovell and Morris and Beverly Baker Haggadah Collections in the Schechter Institute Library.

    Praise for The Schechter Haggadah: 
    "This wonderful resource provides all the sources of the Haggadah from the Bible, Talmud and Midrash. Page by page, the history and de-velopment of the Seder unfold before one's eyes. Kulp's lucid commentary brilliantly explains, in an historical context, the development of each of the Seder's parts."
    - Prof. Jeffrey L. Rubenstein

    "The Schechter Haggadah provides an account of the historical development of the seder's liturgy over the past 2000 years. In a clear fashion, Joshua Kulp demonstrates how the seder is likely to have been performed when it first developed, in the talmudic period, and how it evolved into the set of rituals and texts we recognize today. His insightful, scholarly commentary will give readers much new and engaging material to discuss at their own seders." 
    - Prof. Judith Hauptman

    "The modern Seder is a direct descendant of the innovations of the Talmudic era. However, without a trustworthy guide to the Haggadah, that complex world is a closed book. In The Schechter Haggadah, Joshua Kulp facilitates our understanding of the many recent discoveries and hypotheses about the origins of the Haggadah. An excellent resource for any student of Rabbinic creativity".
    - Noam Zion, author of A Different Night Haggadah