Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Introducing the Absolut Haggada

I know the folks behind it, but for now, they are staying anonymous. Download the haggadah here. {Updated to point to the most recent haggadah.} Here is the email I received regarding this:
A haggadah my Haburah worked on. If you like it, please pass it on. We would prefer to keep it anonymous but any questions, suggestions, critiques, or criticisms can be sent to:
Take care and have a Hag Sameach :)
An assessment of their general aims with this haggadah: They try to avoid fluffy, homiletic divrei Torah. They try to avoid vertlach. Where they ask famous questions, they try to get to the underlying peshat of what the haggadah is trying to say, what the basis of the derashot are, and what the haggadah is trying to accomplish at each step. Thus, they also provide an introduction to the structure of the haggadah, and introduce things as Rav's introduction and Shmuel's introduction, etc.. All done in a conversational style.

As mentioned above, they would like comments, and would like people to forward it to others, so feel free to do so.

Download the haggadah here.


Josh M. said...

I downloaded it from BeyondBT, and started reading through it - it has some very interesting stuff on the structure of the haggadah. Kol HaKavod to the authors!

Ariella's blog said...

So did you PhotoShop the picture yourself?

joshwaxman said...

took it from the haggada.
and i think they took it from a real absolut ad.

rabbi sedley said...

fantastic Hagadah. Just the right mix of seriousness and comedy. Well done. I hope you don't mind that I have put a link to this page on my blog ( so that others can see it as well. Kol Hakavod.

joshwaxman said...

thanks for the link.

And I'm sure the authors of the haggadah are grateful as well for the link and writeup. They are trying for a wide distribution this year, and for comments.

Kol Tuv,

ADDeRabbi said...

very nice.

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

i agree... the only problem is the expense of printing it out in full color :-P


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