Start with a lively haggadah!
Table Talk. Bring this haggadah to the table and turn your Seder into a lively exchange of ideas. Full of triggers for reflection and discussion.
A Seder with a Smile. Enjoy the clever illustrations by internationally acclaimed Israeli artist Michel Kichka.
Stories for all Ages. The Exodus is retold in art, activities and games that capture the imagination of children, teens and adults and lead them on a spiritual journey.
Inclusive Language and Content. Insights come from Jews of all denominations, religious and secular, as well as non-Jews.
Wisdom from the Four Sons and the Four Daughters. Social Conscience. From Moses to Martin Luther King. Discover contemporary stories of liberation and social action from Egypt to Los Angeles.
User Friendly. Whether you make your Seder short or long, here are numerous suggestions for making it more interesting, interactive and accessible. New English translations and clear explanations make the novice as well as the veteran feel at home.
Scholars & Rabbis:
Irving (Yitz) Greenberg
Martin Luther King
David Ben Gurion
THE AUTHORS are a father and son team who have shared 26 Seders. Noam, an American Jew, and Mishael, an Israeli, bring these creative cultures into dialogue. This Haggadah combines the experience of Mishael's bestselling Israeli haggadah, Halaila Hazeh (2004), and Noam's classic A Different Night (1997), that made Seders more participatory for hundreds of thousands. Both study and teach at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Both believe that we can make our Judaism rich, thought-provoking and fun for all.
Stuart Schoffman, Associate Editor, Jerusalem Report,
Pesach is the holiday that most concretely represents and celebrates the essence of Jewish identity. The beautiful Exodus story, the elaborate rituals, the emphasis on family, community, and history - all these combine on Seder night to provide a powerful, affirmative Jewish experience.
Rabbi Naamah Kelman, Hebrew Union College Jerusalem Campus,
Noam Zion and now his children are becoming a cottage industry for “do-it-yourself” Jewish holidays and rituals. Noam and his son Mishael Zion offer a Haggadah with so many sources, stories, quotes, illustrations, poetry, and commentary. This guarantees a night of lively exchanges and Jewish and contemporary meaning. A Night to Remember: The Haggadah of Contemporary Voices is yet another example of the Jewish Renaissance and ritual creativity. It shows the power of cultural dialogue between Israel and America. The beauty of this Haggadah is that you can use it as the family Haggadah, or as an incredibly rich resource to enhance the traditional or modern Haggadot of your choice. In any event, serious Seder leaders from all the “denominations” will sit down with A Night to Remember days before the Seder to pick and choose what to read and what to do this night, as “different” than last Seder.
I warmly recommend supporting this publication. Not only is it a welcome addition to any Jewish table and library, it is an invaluable tool for promoting Jewish meaning and spirit in an age where we need this multi-vocal, richly textured, inspiring Haggadah.