Read each year around the seder table, the Haggadah recounts through prayer, song, and ritual the extraordinary story of Exodus, when Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land.
Now, Jonathan Safran Foer has orchestrated a new way of experiencing and understanding one of our oldest, most timeless, and sacred stories, with a new translation of the traditional text by Nathan Englander and provocative commentary by major Jewish writers and thinkers Jeffrey Goldberg, Lemony Snicket, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and Nathaniel Deutsch. Ravishingly designed and illustrated by Oded Ezer, New American Haggadah is an utterly unique and absorbing prayer book, the first of its kind, that brings together some of the preeminent voices of our time. You can order it here.
New American Haggada published by ‘Little, Brown’ (2012), edited by Jonathan Safran Foer, newly translated by Nathan Englander and designed by Oded Ezer. You can order it here.
“A superb example of Oded Ezer’s work” Etapes International
“The book’s minimalist design, by Oded Ezer, looks like a catalog for a MoMA typography exhibition” The New York Times
“The serious commentary is leavened by the handsome design” NY Daily News
“What makes this Haggadah shine is the combination of commentary, design, and illustration” Financial Times
“I think Oded is the best. He did wonderful job in contextualizing the book… giving it another layer of sense and meaning… making it really attractive” Jonathan Safran Foer
“Oded Ezer, a remarkable typographer, has produced a visually gorgeous and utterly contemporary book” The Jewish Daily Forward
“Oded Ezer is simply a genius” Nathan Englander
“Jonathan Safran Foer… found a genius named Oded Ezer to design the Haggadah” Jeffrey Goldberg
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Bilingual edition (March 5, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.9 x 11 inches