Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New American Haggadah sneak peek

I took a peek at Jonathan Safron Foer's New American Haggadah via Amazon.com's preview.  It appears to be quite creative visually!

I find Nathan Englander's "hyper-literal" translation striking as well.

If I were doing a seder for people my own age where we either (a) weren't going to be doing a lot of Hebrew or (b) were versed enough in Hebrew and/or the contents of the seder that they didn't need transliteration, I would be sorely tempted to use this haggadah.  (Of course, at $18 a pop, everyone would have to buy/bring their own...)

Note: I simply screen-capped these images off of Amazon.com  All rights reserved to Little Brown and Company and the authors, obviously.

1 comment:

Carl Kinbar said...

And the Hebrew typeface is my favorite - Hillel (designed by Oded Ezer). It's the first time I've seen it in an American publication.