Though the word ‘Haggadah’ means ‘the telling,’ the Haggadah does not merely tell a story: It is our book of living memory. It is not enough to retell the story: we must make the most radical leap of empathy into it.


“In every generation a person is obligated to view himself as if he were the one who went out of Egypt,” the Haggadah tells us.


The story of the Exodus is not meant merely to be recited, but to be wrestled with.        

  — Jonathan Safran Foer, quoted in the New York Times, March 31, 2012



The celebration of Passover should feel as if it comes from our heart, rather than from imposed law.

                                  — David Arnow, Creating Lively Passover Seders





haggadah Section: Introduction
Source: NYTimes article; David Arnow bool