Making the story come alive
The Haggadah presents homilies on the biblical text that illustrate how the story of the Exodus was recounted. All we can do is feel envy when we hear how these Tannaim told the story while we have only the Haggadah.
On seder night, Jews are commanded to sit at a festive table and retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Yet, year after year, instead of recounting that story, we sit at the table reading the Passover Haggadah. The Haggadah is not the story of the Exodus from Egypt, but rather a reflection on the manner in which the sages dealt with that story. The text’s Maggid section opens with a...
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