The Haggadah is more than a book; it is a practical guide to the Passover Seder ceremony. This magnificent collector's edition features illustrations by renowned painter Gerard Garouste and commentary by Rabbi Marc-Alain Ouaknin, who eloquently explains the symbolism and meaning of the text from a philosophical perspective. This luxury volume is accompanied by a softcover, Seder-size edition and includes all of the instructions in both English and Hebrew text necessary to carry out a successful celebration in the traditional atmosphere of the event and invites celebrants to challenge their intelligence, taste, and spirituality.
Rabbi and doctor of philosophy Marc-Alain Ouaknin is the director of the ALEPH Center for Jewish Studies (Paris) and associate professor at the University of Bar-ilan (Israel), where he teaches philosophy and comparative literature. Among his many works, Ouakin has published The Burnt Book, I'll Tell You a Story, Mysteries of the Alphabet, Mysteries of the Kabbalah, and with Assouline, Symbols of Judaism (1995), and Haggadah: The Passover Story (in collaboration with Gerard Garouste, 2001).