הגדת פסח של מעין

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Tamara Cohen
Ma'yan: The Jewish Women's Project of the JCC on the Upper West Side, 2006 - Religion - 138 pages
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The Journey Continues: The Mayan Passover Haggadah, now in its third edition ( 2006), is the product of Mayan, The Jewish Womens Project of The JCC in Manhattan located at 334 Amsterdam Avenue and 76th Street in New York (www.mayan.org). In 1994 Mayan created the first edition of this Haggadah and held its first womens seder creating a new ritual for women and a place of equality at the seder table: reclamation of an essential piece of the past while simultaneously asserting a stake in the future.Mayan, a Hebrew noun meaning source, well, fountain, spring (the traditional gathering place of women), envisions a Jewish community fully inclusive of women and girls. Committed to making this vision a reality, Mayan serves as a catalyst for change and a resource for changemakers in the Jewish community. Founded in 1993, Mayan has enriched the landscape for Jewish women through its womens communal Seders and original haggadah, and its pioneering work in the fields of ritual, education and leadership. Now in its second decade, Mayan is focusing on the needs of Jewish girls through its initiative Koach Banot: Girl Power.The elegantly simple design of The Journey Continues: The Mayan Passover Haggadah, edited by educator, writer, and activist Tamara Cohen, belies its many riches. Filled with stunning photographs, this inclusive Haggadah is spiritually and intellectually challenging and fully engaged in societal struggles for justice and meaning. Complete text is offered in both traditional (masculine) and grammatically feminine Hebrew, as are full English translations and transliterations, and meticulous ritual direction offering concise instructions for planning and leading a Seder, the ritual meal. What makes this Haggadah strikingly different from all others is its insistence on building a bridge between our hopes for a better world and leading us to action. Do Something! suggestions generously appear throughout the pages of the Haggadah and provide concrete steps individuals can take, and links these suggestions with contact information for advocacy programs and institutions engaged in the work of tikkun olam, repairing the world.The Journey Continues appendix of historical figures, women teachers, leaders and activists--all of whom who have worked to free others--encourages us to offer our own personal dedications, and to continue in the tradition of working for liberation of all peoples. Finally, the Haggadah includes many songs written by contemporary composer, Debbie Friedman. Singing the songs in this Haggadah will transform your Seder experience and help participants connect with the text in a new way. Designed for home and communal settings, The Journey Continues can be used comfortably in gatherings of women and men, in multi-generational groups of family and friends, and in circles of women and girls.

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Tamara Cohen is an anti-racist educator and Jewish feminist writer currently working as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs at the University of Florida. She also serves as the Spiritual Leader of the Greater Washington Connecticut Coalition for Jewish Life. Tamara has written numerous articles about Jewish feminist practice and rituals including contributions in Pray Tell: A Hadassah Guide to Jewish Prayer; Praise Her Works: Conversations With Biblical Women, and Beginning Anew: A Womans Companion to the High Holidays. She worked at Mayan: The Jewish Womens Project in various capacities for over ten years. She also served as an educator for Project Kesher, working with Jewish women in the Former Soviet Union. Tamara was a founding board member of Brit Tzedek VShalom: The Jewish Alliance for Peace and Justice, and served on the boards of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and Joshua Venture. She lives in Gainesville, Florida with her partner and son.

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