The Contemporary Passover Haggadah

Thu, Mar 12 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm 20.00

The Jewish Center
435 Nassau St
Princeton, 08540

With Rabbi Vanessa Ochs, PH.D., University of Virginia

Rabbi Vanessa Ochs, author of the newly published “The Haggadah: A Biography” (Princeton University Press), will explore how Haggadot were created on the kibbutz, those reflecting the Holocaust, feminist and LGBTQ-themed Haggadot, and even one inspired by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, have become the centerpiece of our Passover Seder. Ochs shows how this enduring work of liturgy that once served to transmit Jewish identity in Jewish settings continues to be reinterpreted and revised again and again to transmit the message of freedom.

Rabbi Vanessa L. Ochs, PH.D. is professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia. Her books include Inventing Jewish Ritual, which won a National Jewish Book Award; Sarah Laughed: Modern Lessons from the Wisdom and Stories of Biblical Women; and Words on Fire: One Woman’s Journey into the Sacred. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.



FREE for Jewish Center members          $20 for community members

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