Keeping Passover

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Keeping Passover

By Ira Steingroot

HarperOne, Paperback, 9780060675530, 364pp.

Publication Date: February 18, 1995

"Although the idea of 'keeping Passover' has too often come to mean the strict observance of an unending string of ordinances, decrees, rules, regulations, testimonies, precepts, laws, and statutes, it can as well mean the safekeeping of something precious and worth preserving. Tradition should be like the ballast that keeps a ship steady in an ocean of constant stormy change."From one of the nation's leading Haggadah experts comes the ultimate guide to creating a faithful and personal seder celebration. Emphasizing "thou may" instead of "thou shalt," Steingroot presents all the traditional and alternative options. Keeping Passover explores: the meaning of the Passover symbolshow to choose the right Haggadahfood, cookbooks, and table arrangementsmusic, recordings, and learning to sing the songsways to involve childrenthe art of keeping Passover fresh every yearKeeping Passover is a much needed and highly accessible resource offering a rich assortment of methods -- from simple to elaborate, traditional to innovative -- to enhance, preserve, and celebrate the seder.