This book offers a history of the Haggadah, the guide or script followed by Jews for the ceremonial dinner known as the seder -- held during the holiday of Passover -- from its origins in antiquity to the present.
Vanessa L. Ochs is professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and an ordained rabbi. Her books include Inventing Jewish Ritual, which won a National Jewish Book Award; Sarah Laughed: Modern Lessons from the Wisdom and Stories of Biblical Women; and Words on Fire: One Woman's Journey into the Sacred. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"[A] fascinating, short history of the Haggadah."---Simon Rocker, Jewish Chronicle