So your child can chant and say the “Mah Nishtana” beautifully by rote. Yet, how much of it does he really understand?
Menachem Benchemon, the creator of ‘Visual Mishnayos’, together with the creative art by Spotlight Design, offers an innovative way to visualize and understand the “Mah Nishtanah”, even as it is recited, by both children and adults.
This colorful, meticulously designed “Mah Nishtanah” edition features color-coded text and original, detailed illustrations, aligned in a chart. These features highlight the structure and pattern of the “Mah Nishtanah”, and bring the text to life. On the back, linear translations aid the understanding of each Hebrew word or phrase.
This 7 ¾” x 11”, bi-fold, spill proof “Mah Nishtanah” Chabad edition, in Hebrew, Yiddish, and English is available now at all Crown Heights Judaica Stores for only $2.99 each. Shipping is available.
Keter Judaica 260 A Kingston Ave. 718 298 4555
Kehot 291 Kingston Ave. 718 778 0226
Merkaz Stam 309 Kingston Ave. 718 773 1120
Judaica World 329 Kingston Ave. 718 604 1020
Hamafitz Judaica 361 Kingston Ave. 718 774 0900
INNOVATIONS & FEATURES
This visual “Mah Nishtanah” is designed to be user-friendly and visually appealing. This edition contains the Chabad version of the text with both the Hebrew and Yiddish vowelized in a clear easy-to-read font, with each line numbered, making it easier to follow. Its unique design and structure combine to create a functional educational tool, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the “Mah Nishtanah”, even while reciting it for the family.
Color-Coded Text: The text is entirely color-coded using 3 different colors to highlight the questions, the descriptions of “all other nights of the year”, and the descriptions of “the night of Pesach”. In addition, the phrases are visually formatted to match the rhythm and pattern of the text. This assists the reader to easily visualize the repetitive structure of the “Mah Nishtanah” text.
Original Illustrations: The text comes alive with original, meticulously detailed illustrations by artist Yanky Gitlin, depicting both the descriptions of “all other nights of the year” and of “the night of Pesach”. Beneath each illustration are captions using the same color coding as the complete “Mah Nishtanah” text. These enhance the experience and make it easy to visualize the concept and relate to the “Mah Nishtanah” text itself.
Table Format: The full “Mah Nishtanah” text and illustrations face each other and are arranged in a table format, so that they can be read either across or down, to compare and contrast the differences of Pesach from all other nights of the year. This format helps the reader to visualize and understand, simultaneously and when read separately, both the text and the structure of the four questions of the “Mah Nishtanah”.
Linear Translations: Linear, color-coded translations in Yiddish and English are included on the back. The bolded font highlights the literal translation, with the regular font providing supporting explanations. This encourages one to think a little deeper and learn the individual meaning and function of the words and phrases, instead of just whole sentences.
Download: INNOVATIONS & FEATURES PDF.
‘Visual Mishnayos’ and this Visual “Mah Nishtanah” edition are an exclusive creation and chinuch project of P-3 Provider Menachem Benchemon, who is New York State Certified in Education and Special Education. Menachem brings his creativity, humor, and resourceful approach to his work with his students. He can be contacted at [email protected], and welcomes any feedback.