The Passover Seder: A Case Study of the Rabbinic Mind

October 15, 2017 Cambridge $375.00

The Passover Seder is the most beloved of all Jewish rituals.Yet the Haggadah— the time-honored text that guides us through the evening— can seem confusing and distancing. In order to gain a more meaningful understanding of the Haggadah, we will study its rabbinic sources, with particularly close attention to the most ancient version of the Haggadah, found in the Mishnah and in its companion work, the Tosefta. We will also study enhancements of the Mishnah narrative developed in the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds, as well as a Haggadah from the Cairo Geniza. As we discover how the Passover Seder developed and changed over time, we will also ponder what this process can tell us about keeping the Passover Seder vital today.

Class begins on October 15, 2017 and meets Sundays 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. through January 14, 2018.

For more information and to register, click “Go” or contact Sara Riedner Brown, Associate Director, Me’ah at 617-559-8708 or

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Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Harvard Hillel
52 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
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