For some reason, I haven’t felt motivated to write a specifically peysadika post this year. But I’ve published some interesting material in years past to which I’ll draw attention:
Sholem Aleichem’s story, Elijah the Prophet is a children’s fable about a young boy faced with a seder dilemma: if he falls asleep after drinking the cups of wine Elijah will take him away and he’ll never see his parents again. I’m proud to say that I translated this story and that it is not available as far as I know anywhere else (in English). I’m not proud to say that every Jewish publisher I’ve approached has rejected it.
A few years ago I produced a Jewish music radio program on Passover music which you might enjoy. It features contemporary Israeli, Sephardic, and American Jewish traditional and original compositions.
I wrote a post about the amazing nine lives of the Sarajevo Haggadah.
A few years ago, I also wrote this meditation on the lives of Moses and Abraham in the context of modern Jewish identity. The Moses portion of the essay, in particular, deals closely with the Passover-exodus story.
I wish you all a sweet and joyous holiday: a zisyn Pesach.
Interesting site and post.
Here’s a little Haggadah humor on my Apr 9 HuffPo http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-jiang-stein
Richard Witty says
Have wonderful rest of Pesach.
What were your seders like?
Jew Wishes says
Enjoy the rest of Pesach.
velija catovic says
I am just curious if somebody would be interested in buying an actual copy of Sarajevo Haggadah?
Marcia Slatkin says
is there any Tikkun – type seder being celebrated in NYC that is open to…. jewish spiritual progressives? Thanks, Marcia
Richard Silverstein says
You’d need to seek that out from Tikkun Magazine & its NYC community. You’re thinking of that Tikkun, & not this blog, which is Tikun Olam.