By Y-Q Media
Tzivos Hashem, in partnership with Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch Publications, has released a new, illustrated children’s Haggadah, which incorporates insights by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, culled from his classic Pesach Haggadah.
Released in 1946, the Rebbe’s commentary on the Haggadah provides a fresh, incisive and comprehensive approach to understanding the Haggadah, the Seder and the festival of Pesach.
Now, the “Rebbe’s Haggadah” has been published in a format that is geared toward children. The new, easy-to-understand translation incorporates the Rebbe’s teachings, and an abundance of colorful illustrations brings the text to life.
“Our goal in publishing this Haggadah was to make the Haggadah, as well as Pesach and the Seder, appeal to children according to the wisdom and insights of the Rebbe,” said Rabbi Zalman Glick, director of the project.
The only other hardcover Chabad Haggadah for English speaking children is the 1998 published Art Haggadah for Passover with illustrations by renowned Chasidic artist Zalman Kleinman.
The new Haggadah, funded by Sherman Oaks, CA Shluchim Rabbi Moshe and Ruti Weiss, includes more than 120 insights, historical facts, stories, and explanations from the Rebbe’s Haggadah.
In keeping with the tradition of piquing the children’s curiosity on Pesach, many of the insights are presented in a stimulating Question-and-Answer format.
“In addition to providing children with a book that they can learn from,” said Rabbi Shimmy Weinbaum, Director of Chayolei Tzivos Hashem, “we also wanted to provide children with an appealing, rich and meaningful Pesach and Seder experience.”
To help maintain children’s attention and interest, every page of the book contains colorful and beautifully laid-out illustrations, as well as easy-to-understand instructions designed to make it easy for children to follow along and participate in the Seder and its customs.
The new children’s Haggadah is in Jewish bookstores nationwide and at Kehot.com.