A Passover Haggadah: As Commented Upon by Elie Wiesel and Illustrated by Mark Podwal

By | October 31, 2019
A Passover Haggadah: As Commented Upon by Elie Wiesel and Illustrated by Mark Podwal Author Elie Wiesel
ISBN-10 0671799967
ISBN-13 9780671799960
Year 1993-03-01
Pages 144
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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With this Passover Haggadah Elie Wiesel and his friend Mark Podwal invite you to join them for the Passover Seder the most festive event of the Jewish calendar Read each year at the Seder table the Haggadah recounts the miraculous tale of the liberation of the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt with a celebration of prayer ritual and song Wiesel and Podwal guide you through the Haggadah and share their understanding and faith in a special illustrated edition that will be treasured for years to come Accompanying the traditional Haggadah text which appears here in an accessible new translation are Elie Wiesel s poetic interpretations reminiscences and instructive retellings of ancient legends The Nobel laureate interweaves past and present as the symbolism of the Seder is explored Wiesel s commentaries may be read aloud in their entirety or selected passages may be read each year to illuminate the timeless message of this beloved book of redemption This volume is enhanced by more than fifty original drawings by Mark Podwal the artist whom Cynthia Ozick has called a genius of metaphor through line Podwal s work not only complements the traditional Haggadah text as well as Wiesel s poetic voice but also serves as commentary unto itself The drawings with their fresh juxtapositions of insight and revelation are an innovative contribution to the long tradition of Haggadah illustration

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