Finding room for non-traditional Haggadahs at the Passover table
Tonight marks the first night of Passover, and all over the world, Jews will be sitting down to have seder meals and tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt. It's a story told in books called Haggadahs. And it is safe to say that tonight, not everyone will be on exactly the same page.
There is more and more variation in Haggadahs today with different texts reflecting numerous social and political causes — from the Black Lives Matter Haggadah, to the LGBT Haggadah, Humanist Haggadah, Communist Haggadah, even the Jewish dating service J-Date has a Haggadah for that special someone.
Guests in this segment:
- Sharon Forman, reform rabbi and the author of The Baseball Haggadah: A Festival of Freedom and Springtime in 15 Inningsl.
- Yossi Sapirman, senior rabbi of Toronto's Beth Torah Congregation, and author of the Jew-manist Haggadah.
This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.