Book Reviewer Wanted: "The Passover Haggadah" (American Academy of Religion)

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Book Reviewer Wanted:
The Passover Haggadah by Zev Garber and Kenneth Hanson

The academic journal, Reading Religion from the American Academy of Religion, is seeking an author to write a review for a recent publication on the Passover Haggadah. The chosen reviewer will receive a copy of the publication.

If interested, please visit this webpage for details:


The Annotated Passover Haggadah presented here is unique, both in substance and appeal. The story is well-known and often repeated, having been translated, elaborated, neutered, abbreviated, truncated, and all but exfoliated over the many centuries. Nevertheless, the current volume makes an important contribution since, while preserving both the traditional Hebrew text along with an equally traditional English translation, it provides important analytical, philosophical, and theological perspectives on the seminal event of Jewish consciousness and self-awareness. This Haggadah is intended, notwithstanding its scholarly rigor, for practical use in family and congregational settings for those who wish, during this all-important night, to delve ever deeply into the Passover narrative, to go beyond the mere repetition of an annual ritual into a more richly rewarding and profound experience. Its overall theme is a celebration, not only of the deliverance from Egypt but of the widely disparate ways in which the Passover is observed by sundry traditions worldwide. Going beyond the “normative” observance of the Passover Seder, this Haggadah breaks new ground in referencing the increasing interest among Christians and Messianic Jews in observing the Exodus from Egypt. It underscores, via a small cadre of the world’s most renowned Jewish scholars, the sanctified memory of this mighty deliverance, which remains forever emblazoned in the Jewish soul.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Zev Garber is emeritus professor and chair of Jewish studies and philosophy at Los Angeles Valley College, and he has also served as visiting professor of religious studies at the University of California at Riverside, Visiting Rosenthal Professor of Judaic Studies at Case Western Reserve University, and as President of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. 

Kenneth Hanson is an associate professor and coordinator of the University of Central Florida Judaic Studies Program. He earned a PhD in Hebrew studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991.

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