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Friday, April 6, 2012

Exclusive Saturday Preview | G Cover New perspectives on the Passover Haggadah

Exclusive Saturday Preview | G Cover New perspectives on the Passover HaggadahBy Joseph P. Kahn Acclaimed authors Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander have collaborated on the New American Haggadah, the text read at Passover, the most widely practiced of Jewish holidays. Englander, left, and Foer appeared together at B'nai more
Boston Globe ( 4/6/2012 11:56:27 AM -08:00 )

Why we need the Haggadah
By Jonathan Safran Foer I recently went to England to speak about “New American Haggadah.” When I arrived at Heathrow, I was interrogated by an immigration officer. I seem to have this problem every time I go to London-despite my glasses, more
Washington Post (blog) ( 4/6/2012 11:45:40 AM -08:00 )

A Haggadah for the Internet Age
A Haggadah for the Internet AgeTonight is the first night of Passover, the holiday most celebrated by Jews the world over, and this year, many Seder-goers will be reading from “The New American Haggadah,” brought to us by Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander. more
New Yorker (blog) ( 4/6/2012 10:14:25 AM -08:00 )

Book Review: New American Haggadah, edited by Jonathan Safran Foer
Book Review: New American Haggadah, edited by Jonathan Safran FoerNew American Haggadah Edited by Jonathan Safran Foer with a translation by Nathan Englander Little, Brown and Co. 149 pp; $32.99 Reviewed by Benjamin Errett Why did a major world religion, one that calls its members The People of the Book, more
National Post ( 4/6/2012 8:00:55 AM -08:00 )

'One step before designing the Bible'
Typographic artist Oded Ezer faced a challenge when asked to design the 'New American Haggadah': how to be mainstream without being kitschy or boring. By Yuval Saar Tags: Tel Aviv Jewish holidays One day, just over a year ago, a message landed in the more
Haaretz ( 4/5/2012 6:38:58 PM -08:00 )

'Where are you for the seder?'
Jonathan Safran Foer is celebrating seder night in Israel, presumably using the new edition of the Haggadah edited under his hand. Along with commentary by Jeffrey Goldberg, Lemony Snicket and others, the original text appears in a translation by more
Haaretz ( 4/5/2012 6:38:55 PM -08:00 )

Over 2800 Syrians flee country to Turkey in one day (Reuters)
Englander says that he sees a big difference between his editor's attitude toward Judaism and his own, and this is what gave rise to his own hesitation when Foer proposed that he take on translation. "People who are not from a religious home don't have more
Haaretz ( 4/5/2012 6:38:55 PM -08:00 )

Jonathan Safran Foer celebrates Passover with a new edition of the Haggadah
Jonathan Safran Foer celebrates Passover with a new edition of the HaggadahThe US author is celebrating seder night in Israel, presumably using the new edition of the Haggadah edited under his hand. By Maya Sela Tags: Jewish World Jewish Diaspora Ever since he was a kid, writer Jonathan Safran Foer has been taking part in more
Haaretz ( 4/5/2012 6:38:55 PM -08:00 )

Jonathan Safran Foer's New American Haggadah takes its place at the Seder table
Jonathan Safran FoerBekky O'Neil Special to the Star This week will mark my 24th Passover. I won't claim to remember them all or to have kept kosher for most of them — the past couple of years I certainly intended to, but being a university student subsisting on more
Toronto Star ( 4/5/2012 12:15:19 PM -08:00 )

Passover Seders: 18 Haggadahs To Retell The Exodus Story (PHOTOS)
The Haggadah -- a Jewish ritual book used on the holiday of Passover to tell the story of the biblical Exodus from Egypt -- has some 7000 iterations, reprinted and retranslated perhaps more than any other Jewish book. This year, Jonathan Safran Foer more
Huffington Post ( 4/5/2012 8:34:20 AM -08:00 )

Learning About Judaism
To the Editor: Jonathan Safran Foer's essay “Why a Haggadah?” (Sunday Review, April 1), about his writing of a new version of the Passover story, was breathtakingly beautiful. Mr. Foer's own journey of discovery contrasts with that of most American more
New York Times ( 4/3/2012 2:42:42 PM -08:00 )

This Haggadah is different
By John Timpane It began with an e-mail nine years ago. Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer asked a friend to join in a writing project. That touched off nearly a decade of meditation and reeducation in the Judaism of Foer's youth. The result - or, says Foer more
Philadelphia Inquirer ( 4/3/2012 2:59:49 AM -08:00 )

New American Haggadah by Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander
New American Haggadah by Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan EnglanderThe Haggadah is a short book of prayer, narrative, homily and philosophy that Jews read aloud around the dinner table on the first evening or two of the Passover holiday. Passover occurs at the full moon of a lunar month following the spring equinox, more
Paste Magazine ( 4/6/2012 8:37:11 AM -08:00 )

Consider this: An old tradition made new
By The Post-Standard Editorial Board ¦ When Jews tonight begin the eight-day Passover holiday, many will share a seder meal and read the Haggadah, the story from the Book of Exodus that recounts the Israelites' journey to freedom from slavery in Egypt. more
Syracuse.com (blog) ( 4/5/2012 10:02:00 PM -08:00 )

UCSC professor provides Jewish text commentary
By BONNIE HORGOS Nathaniel Deustch, co-director of the Center for Jewish Studies, offers his commentary in the latest edition of the New American Haggadah, a Jewish text which tells the story of Exodus. SANTA CRUZ — UC Santa Cruz professor Nathaniel more
Monterey County Herald ( 4/5/2012 11:54:51 AM -08:00 )

Today's Takeaway: Jonathan Safran Foer on 'The New American Haggadah', Detroit
On today's Takeaway: a conversation with author Jonathan Safran Foer, who is releasing a new version of an old Jewish text. We discuss today's deadline for state takeover for the city of Detroit with WDET reporter Laura Weber and Detroit City Council more
The Takeaway ( 4/5/2012 3:16:37 AM -08:00 )

Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander on their 'New American Haggadah'
The Haggadah, the Jewish religious text read at Passover, is 3000 years old. It has been translated more than any Jewish book, from ancient times, to 14th-century Sarajevo, to the just-published "New American Haggadah." The new version, edited by more
The Takeaway ( 4/5/2012 1:27:10 AM -08:00 )

Astrophysicist Adam Frank, 'The New American Haggadah,' And PSAs
Astrophysicist Adam Frank, 'Weekday' Archive — Astrophysicist Adam Frank: What do the theories about cosmic beginnings and endings mean to us here on earth? Everything, says Adam Frank, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester and cofounder of NPR's "13:7 more
KUOW NPR ( 4/4/2012 11:08:36 PM -08:00 )

Kind of newish, not so Jewish 'New American Haggadah' updates Passover story
Kind of newish, not so Jewish By Daniel Halper - Special to The Washington Times An excerpt from “New American Haggadah,” translated by Nathan Englander and edited by Jonathan Safran Foer. (Photo courtesy Little, Brown & Co.) Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg was summoned to the White more
Washington Times ( 4/4/2012 6:11:17 PM -08:00 )

Translating God and Others: An Interview with Nathan Englander
Translating God and Others: An Interview with Nathan Englanderby Ross Ufberg on Apr 4, 2012 • 8:54 am No Comments Former yeshiva bocher Nathan Englander is one of the most original voices in American fiction today. His first two books, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and The Ministry of Special Cases, more
Heeb Magazine ( 4/4/2012 4:54:37 AM -08:00 )