The Passover Anthology

The Passover Anthology

Edited by Philip Goodman

The JPS Holiday Anthologies Series

558 pages
16 photographs, 26 illustrations, 1 glossary

Paperback

July 2018

978-0-8276-1320-1

$27.95 Add to Cart

About the Book

Back by popular demand, the classic JPS holiday anthologies remain essential and relevant in our digital age. Unequaled in-depth compilations of classic and contemporary writings, they have long guided rabbis, cantors, educators, and other readers seeking the origins, meanings, and varied celebrations of the Jewish festivals. 

The Passover Anthology describes the varied experiences of the Jewish Passover throughout the lands and the ages: the story, the many facets of its celebration in the Jewish home and community, the laws and the prayers, the seder plate and the songs, the art and the dances, and—of course—the games. Showcasing modern writings by Winston Churchill, Heinrich Heine, Hayyim Nahman Bialik, and others, the volumeis a rich resource that today’s reflective readers will not wish to pass over.

 
 

Author Bio

Philip Goodman (1911–2006) was a rabbi and served as director of the Jewish education and Jewish center division for the Jewish Welfare Board, executive secretary of the Jewish Book Council, and executive secretary of the American Jewish Historical Society. Goodman is the author or editor of many books, including seven volumes in the JPS Holiday Anthologies series.
 

Praise

“Throughout my long career as a rabbi, the JPS holiday anthologies have been an essential resource. All the core background is in one place. If I need a holiday story, the anthologies contain a wide range of choices. And sections on celebrations worldwide provide new approaches to festivals.”—Rabbi Steven Bob, author of Jonah and the Meaning of Our Lives
 

“This reissue is good news! I read this rich, varied, and classic series with pleasure and collected the volumes avidly when they first appeared.”—Rabbi Reuven Hammer, author of Akiva: Life, Legend, Legacy

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
A Note from the Publisher
Preface
Acknowledgments
BOOK ONE: PASSOVER IN HISTORY
  • THE ORIGINS OF PASSOVER
  • PASSOVER AND THE LAST SUPPER
  • PASSOVER AND THE RITUAL MURDER LIBEL
  • PASSOVER IN MANY LANDS
  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PASSOVER HAGGADAH
  • THE BAKING OF MATZOT
BOOK TWO: PASSOVER IN LITERATURE, ART AND MUSIC
  • PASSOVER IN THE BIBLE
  • PASSOVER IN POST-BIBLICAL WRITINGS
  • PASSOVER IN TALMUD AND MIDRASH
  • PASSOVER IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH LITERATURE
  • PASSOVER IN JEWISH LAW
  • PASSOVER IN MODERN PROSE
  • PASSOVER IN THE SHORT STORY
  • PASSOVER IN POETRY
  • MUSIC OF PASSOVER
  • PASSOVER IN ART
BOOK THREE: PASSOVER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
  • STORIES FOR PASSOVER
  • POEMS FOR PASSOVER
BOOK FOUR: PASSOVER REJOICING
  • PASSOVER CURIOSITIES
  • PASSOVER FOLKLORE
  • PASSOVER PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
  • DANCES FOR PASSOVER
  • PASSOVER DISHES
BOOK FIVE: COMMEMORATION OF PASSOVER
  • THE OBSERVANCE OF PASSOVER
Glossary of Passover Terms
Bibliography
Notes
 

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