Keeping Passover : everything you need to know to bring the ancient tradition to life and create your own Passover celebration

by Steingroot, Ira.

Format: Print Book 1995
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction BM695.P35 S73 1995
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  BM695.P35 S73 1995
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 296.437 S
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  296.437 S
"Although the idea of 'keeping Passover' has too often come to mean the strict observance of an unending string of ordinances, decrees, rules, regulations, testimonies, precepts, laws, and statutes, it can as well mean the safekeeping of something precious and worth preserving. Tradition should be like the ballast that keeps a ship steady in an ocean of constant stormy change." From one of the nation's leading Haggadah experts comes the ultimate guide to creating a faithful and personal seder celebration. Emphasizing "thou may" instead of "thou shalt," Steingroot presents all the traditional and alternative options. Keeping Passover explores:

the meaning of the Passover symbols how to choose the right Haggadah food, cookbooks, and table arrangements music, recordings, and learning to sing the songs ways to involve children the art of keeping Passover fresh every year Keeping Passover is a much needed and highly accessible resource offering a rich assortment of methods -- from simple to elaborate, traditional to innovative -- to enhance, preserve, and celebrate the seder.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Three cheers for Steingroot. For all those Jews who have foregone Passover celebrations because they think them too complicated or too arcane, here's a book that makes the holiday understandable, and more importantly, doable. Oh yes, and guilt-free. Steingroot, a bookseller who presides over one of the world's largest collections of Passover merchandise, wants readers to know that Passover is for them, whether they choose to celebrate with just a few friends and a bare-bones holiday table or whether they want to make Passover a Kosher (pun intended) affair. Among the many topics covered are the Passover food, table settings, Haggadahs, music, and ways to involve children in the festivities. More esoteric topics are also addressed, including women and Passover, holiday traditions in other countries, and creating your own Haggadah. An extensive bibliography and glossary are included. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Haggadah.
Passover -- Customs and practices.
Seder -- Liturgy.
Judaism -- Liturgy.
Haggadot -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Judaism -- Liturgical objects -- Catalogs.
Publisher [San Francisco] :HarperSanFrancisco,1995
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description xiii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0060675535 (acid-free paper)
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