The Haggadah is the book used during the Jewish holiday of Passover to tell the Passover story. The Haggadah story tells the tale of the Jewish enslavement under the Pharaoh and the miraculous exodus from Egypt all in one book. This Judaica text is read at the Passover Seder to fulfill the commandment to 'tell your son' about the Jewish liberation from Egypt. It is a Mitzvah for Jews to tell this Passover story from generation to generation, so no one should forget what happened in Jewish history.
What is the Passover Seder? The Passover Seder consists of reading the Haggadah out loud as a community with family and friends. The Seder also includes a Passover meal with specific Seder foods and rituals. A Seder plate is put out on the table with six Seder ingredients, these foods symbolically represent the Jewish experience in servitude and the lessons that can be learned from Passover.
The Haggadah lists the order of the Passover Seder, including when to drink the four cups of wine, when to eat the Seder plate ingredients, when to present Elijah's Cup, and much more. This Hagaddah is important for completing the Mitzvah of sharing the Passover story for years to come. The Hagaddah keeps everyone on the same page and keeps the Jewish oral tradition written down in an orderly manner.
The Haggadah book can come in a variety of styles and designs. The book itself may vary from paper back to hard cover leather bound books. Hazorfim Judaica offers stunning leather bound Hagaddah books. The Haggadah can come in Hebrew or English, but these days most Haggadah books feature both languages. Some Haggadahs have illustrations for children, while others display only text. Many Haggadahs have a song section for joyful Passover singing. If you have questions about Passover Haggadahs, feel free to Contact Us.