Liberating Your Passover Seder: An Anthology Beyond The Freedom Seder (Paperback)
In 1969, Arthur Waskow created the Freedom Seder to address America's racial issues a year after the assassination of Martin Luther King. It began a revolution in American Judaism, using the ancient Passover Seder ritual to tell a contemporary story of liberation and combining the ancient and the timely in a way that lay the path for subsequent repurposing of the Seder for other messages.
Liberating Your Passover Seder tells the story of those innovations while laying the groundwork for future religious creativity.
Liberating Your Passover Seder tells the history of the Freedom Seder and includes material marking the Freedom Seder's 40th anniversary celebration in 2019.
Liberating Your Passover Seder retells the origin of subsequent new Haggadahs, including those focusing on Jewish-Palestinian reconciliation, environmental concerns, feminist and LGBT struggles, and the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020.
Liberating Your Passover Seder includes Susannah Heschel's explanation of why she famously added an orange to the Seder plate.
But more than looking back, Liberating Your Passover Seder is a challenge for all of us to heed Arthur Waskow's renewed call to "Free your seder "