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In Every Generation: The JDC Haggadah (Joint Distribution Committee), cloth

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The Rabbis in the Mishna quoted by the Hagaddah mandated that in every generation each person should view himself/herself as if he/she just came out of Egypt. This JDC Hagaddah demonstrates beautifully through commentary and story how the Joint has translated this mandate into contemporary reality in its services all over the world, in its commitment to a free, vibrant and stable Jewish community and in its threefold mission, of Rescue, Relief and Renewal. --Rabbi Haskel Lokstein No book has been more treasured in the Jewish home than the Haggadah and Jews have celebrated Passover by illuminating and commenting upon its eternal tale of liberty in countless versions over the millennia. Through its pictures and captions drawn from the archives of the JDC, this unique edition of this ancient text portrays the variety and breadth of our people and communicates in a powerful and authentic voice the journey from degradation to freedom that the Haggadah celebrates and that the Joint Distribution Committee makes possible. It is a most welcome addition to liturgical expression in our time and will inspire and instruct countless Jews and others gathered around the seder table for years to come. --Rabbi David Ellenson About the Author Working on The JDC Haggadah has been a labor of love for two longtime friends, Professor Ari L. Goldman and Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. Each is prominent in his own field Professor Goldman as a leading journalist and Rabbi Telushkin as a teacher of Judaism through such best-selling books as Jewish Literacy. Both are distinguished authors and sought after lecturers. For several years their families joined forces for Passover seders. Those seders were marked by lively discussions, dramatic readings and spirited singing, all of which served to make the ancient text come alive in the modern world.