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The Family Haggadah
With Translation and Instructions Translation and Introduction by Rabbi Nosson Scherman
Marginal Notes by Rabbi Avie Gold Mesorah Publications, New York: 2001
ISBN: 0-89906-178-8

Reviewed by Anna Dogole - February 11, 2008

The Family Haggadah is a small, yet detailed and easy to read Hebrew - English Haggadah that provides ample instructions to guide you through the entire Passover Seder.

The Family Haggadah, which is part of the Artscroll Mesorah Series, is a family friendly Haggadah that is a perfect size for use at your next Pesach (Passover) Seder, and everyone thereafter. The Haggadah measures approximately 5 inches by 8 inches and it has a glossy cover that makes it easy to clean.

This Haggadah is right opening and features the Hebrew text of the Haggadah on the right side of the page, with an English translation on the left-hand page. Instructions for the Seder are given in English throughout the text, and detailed margin notes are present that highlight the most important aspects of the text and which provide ample fodder for 'at the table' discussion.

In addition to the main text of the Haggadah, The Family Haggadah begins with an edifying and inspirational introduction to the Passover Seder and the role it has, and continues to play, in Jewish life. Also included is a brief overview on preparing for Passover and the requirement to make a diligent search of your entire home for Chametz, as well as an overview on the order of the Seder.

The Family Haggadah is an excellent Haggadah that will enliven your Seder and which will help you to sanctify this eternal holiday. In addition, this is a Haggadah that will stand the test the time and will be use for generations to come.

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