Long after Passover my youngest two children will still be singing the Seder Semanim, the song that lists the 15 different steps of the Passover seder (Kaddesh, Urchatz, etc.). For some reason they just love to sing that song! So… To capture their zeal and sweet voices, I recorded them singing their current favorite tune. Here is Boaz (age 5) and Einya (age 3) singing for you. I hope you enjoy it half as much as I do.
Last year we enjoyed our first “Moshiach’s Seudah” which is basically a mini-seder that revolves around the telling of stories about Messiah. This is a fairly recent tradition, done mostly in chassidic circles. I don’t have time to post details, but we had a great time last year and are planning on it this year as well. We used both rabbinic lore and narratives from the Gospels. I loved it when my then 3-year-old’s eyes got as big as saucers as I dramatically told the story of Yeshua walking on the water to meet his talmidim. Here are a couple of resources:
My Cup of Redemption Passover Haggadah is now available for purchase. The price is $12 per copy or $10 each for a 5-pack, and includes the following features:
- Full color cover & back
- 52 pages
- Spiral bound (to lay flat when reading)
- Messianic implications of Passover
- English, Hebrew & Transliteration for key blessings
- Easy-to-read typesetting & layout
This year, the first Seder will be Wednesday night, April 8 (5769/2009). Order today to make sure you have yours in time for Pesach!
Thanks to everyone who gave me input on deciding what to name my Messianic haggadah. Special thanks to Aaron Eby for choosing the “winning” title, “Cup of Redemption.” I wracked my brain with numerous options for titles, but landed on “Cup of Redemption” as the title, because it conveyed my point of connecting the Exodus and the Last Seder of our Master, Yeshua, plus it has great imagery attached to it. Thanks, Aaron for the great suggestion!
You have two options for getting your hands on this haggadah. You can either download it for free as a pdf doc (Adobe® Reader), or if you’re like me and want the “full effect,” you can purchase a physical copy, complete with a full-color cover and spiral binding—so that it lays flat at the Seder table as you are reading from it. I’ll have the physical version available this afternoon, but in the meantime you can download the pdf and check it out.
Update: The Haggadah has been updated as of March 14, 2010! Physical copies are available for shipping now.
FYI – In the next few days I plan on making available my Passover Haggadah for sale on the site for anyone who might want to use it for this year’s Passover Seder. It will include a full-color cover, spiral binding (so that it will lay flat at the Seder table), and approximately 62 pages of original content (well, as original as you can get without straying from the basic text). I will also include some audio to go along with it. I will also re-post the electronic version in PDF format for free download for those who would like to print their own. I am in the process of making the final edits & corrections now. If you are interested in this resource, I would really like to hear from you.