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Passover 2015 | The Burning Book

One of my favorite renderings of “The Four Children,” the section of the Passover haggadah where we are instructed to teach the learners around our seder table each according to his or her disposition and ability, displays four books: one open with Hebrew writing, one open with blank pages, one open with fire erupting from the spine, and the last closed.  At first glance, it seems like the burning book must correspond to the “wicked” child – particularly when one notices that the picture was created by David Wander in The Haggadah in Memory of the Holocaust.  There can be nothing more sacrilegious than setting holy words aflame, as we remember all too well from the horrors of Nazi Germany.   Continue reading → 

Fri, February 21 2020 26 Shevat 5780