HAGGADAH: A Celebration of the Seder Ceremony

Gerard Garouste, Author, Marc-Alain Ouaknin, Author, Marc-Alain Ouaknin, Joint Author HAGGADAH: A Celebration of the Seder Ceremony

This fine, unusual Haggadah will lend spice to any Passover seder. Its text, in Hebrew and English, includes a practical guide for conducting a traditional seder, explaining in some detail the symbolism of the meal's various elements. These sections are remarkably penetrating, even quoting Lévi-Strauss on the role of religious rituals. But it's Garouste's rather fantastical illustrations that set this Haggadah apart, providing a wealth of visual intrigue if the seder meal ever drags. His 50 original, bordering-on-bizarre watercolors challenge the mind and inspire the soul. A $250 collector's edition is also available; it is printed on vellum paper and comes in a cloth-covered presentation box. (Mar.)

Reviewed on: 02/19/2001
Release date: 01/01/2008
Genre: Religion
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