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CANCELED - 6000 Editions and Counting: Why Do We Keep Revising the Haggadah?

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 7 PM
PLEASE NOTE: This event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We will work to reschedule and keep you posted.

The Passover Haggadah is a unique text that emerged as an oral tradition, and continues to evolve. Today, there are more than 6000 editions—and counting. Professor Vanessa Ochs will explore this fascinating legacy and the reasons that people continue to revise it for their annual Seders. 

Presented in partnership with the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Vanessa Ochs is a professor or religion and Jewish studies at the University of Virginia, researching new Jewish ritual, Jewish feminism, the Passover Haggadah, and Jewish material culture. She is the author of several books including Inventing Jewish Ritual and, most recently, The Passover Haggadah: A Biography.

Event type:Books & Writers