By David Silber
Hebrew and English textual content with new statement and essays.
Rabbi Silber has given us books in a single: the Haggadah itself, in English and Hebrew, along with his seder observation and a suite of essays that supply shut readings of the vintage biblical and rabbinic texts that tell Seder-night ritual and narration. either elements paintings fantastically jointly to light up the relevant issues of Passover: peoplehood, Covenant, our courting to ritual, God’s presence in historical past, and different vital matters that resonate with us all. simply as midrash makes an attempt to bridge the distance among historic textual content and modern which means, Rabbi Silber’s Haggadah presents new resources of perception that deepen the Passover adventure for today’s readers.
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Moreover, he has added a number of touches that would elevate her to the status of the Hasmonean and other Hellenistic queens so familiar in his own era. We may also add that Josephus, in his paraphrase, caters to the political interests of his audience. Thus, according to Josephus' addition (A I, 164), God thwarted the pharaoh's unjust passion toward Sarah by bringing about an outbreak of disease and of political strife (o-Tdcrei). Indeed, we may com ment, a goodly portion of Book IV (11-66, 141-155) of the Antiquities is devoted to accounts that illustrate the degree to which o r d c r t ?
We may also suggest that an apologetic motif is behind Josephus' remark (A I, 311) that the reason why Rachel stole her father Laban's teraphim was that in case they were pursued by Laban she might pacify her father by return ing them to him. To a Jewish reader—and we can see from Josephus' high lighting of certain episodes, notably the incident of Israel's sin with the Midianite women (Num. 25:1-9; A IV, 131-155), which Josephus expands from nine biblical verses to twenty-five paragraphs, and Samson's relations with alien women (Judg.
Such a view, we may guess, may have arisen from the fact that it was prohibited to teach the Torah to Gentiles (Hagigah 13a) or from the fact that it was pro hibited (A XV, 417) for outsiders to enter the precincts of the Temple. " Philo even goes so far as to distinguish the Greater Mysteries in Judaism (Legum Allegoria III, 37. 100; De Cherubim 44. 49; and De Sacrificiis Abelis et Caini 16. 62) from the Lesser Mysteries (De Sacrificiis Abelis et Caini 16. 62 and De Abrahamo 24. 122). We may comment that Jews were particularly well known for their prac tice of magic, as may be seen in the statement of Pompeius Trogus (ap.
A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn by David Silber