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Rabbits & Lettuce: The History of the Haggadah in Art and Text
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Rabbits & Lettuce: The History of the Haggadah in Art and Text

April 8 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Aside from the Bible, there might be more different editions of the Passover Haggadah than any other book in history. The Haggadah and Passover seder originated in the land of Israel after the destruction of the Second Temple, and continue to be one of the most observed Jewish rituals throughout the world. This unique visual presentation will show how the Haggadah’s texts and the seder’s customs developed over the centuries and how Jews shaped their traditions in reaction to the places throughout the world in which they lived. Come and learn of the Seder’s fascinating history and pick up some fascinating information to share at your own seders.

Dr. Joshua Kulp is Rosh Yeshiva of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem where he has taught Talmud and halakhah for over 20 years. He is the author of Reconstructing the Talmud (Mechon Hadar, 2014), the The Schechter Haggadah: Art, History and Commentary (Schechter Press, 2008), and two forthcoming books.

Beginning in 2001 and continuing through 2013, Dr. Kulp authored a commentary in English on the entire Mishnah, which served as the basis for the Mishnah Yomit project. In 2013 Dr. Kulp began the Daf Shevui program, the study of one daf of Talmud per week and has so far completed a commentary on Tractates Sukkah and Megillah, Ketubot and Avodah Zarah.

Dr. Kulp was raised in Margate, New Jersey, where his family was active in the Conservative Movement. He spent his summers at Camp Ramah in the Poconos,Camp Ramah in Canada and for the last thirteen summers, he has served as the scholar-in-residence at Camp Ramah in New England.

Dr. Kulp made aliyah in 1994 and lives in Modiin with his wife, Julie Zuckerman, and their four children. In his spare time, he is an avid triathlete and runner and beer connoisseur.


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