Inside the Book: Liberate Your Passover Seder!

Today we bring you inside the book: to its authors and essays through the Table lof Contents.

As we have written you already, the book we edited --  Liberating Your Passover Seder – is in Beta stage, not yet fully corrected and not yet ink-and-paper printed. Yet we want to make it available before this next Passover.

So here is what we arranged: Pay for the book now as a NOT-FINAL BETA edition, and get a free copy of the ink-and-paper book for sure by no later than June 23 (the publisher’s birthday!) and possibly – no promises on this hoped-for date -- –  before Shavuot. 

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Just to give you a savor of the book’s richness in authors and content, here’s the Table of Contents.

Shalom, Phyllis and Arthur


In Every Generation: Looking Forward  

Rabbi Arthur Ocean Waskow and Rabbi Phyllis Ocean Berman


Why I Wrote the Freedom Seder and

Why It’s Still Necessary 50 Years After Dr. King’s Assassination                 4

Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow


Father Dan Berrigan, Cornell University, and the Freedom Seder                12

Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow


The Influence of the Freedom Seder, 44 Years Later              15

Rabbi David Saperstein


The Shalom Seders: Three Progressive Visions                     17

Reena Bernards


A Museum of History Creates the Future:
The Contemporary Resonance of Ancient Ritual                  22

Emily August


The Seder Sisters                    26

Letty Cottin Pogrebin


The Wellspring: A Public Women’s Seder                 34

Rabbi Tamara Cohen


Women: Enslaved or Liberated by the Seder?                       39

Rabbi Shalom Schachter


Mah Nishtanah? Pesach Liberation and LGBTQ Coming Out                      43

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum


The Song of Songs Seder: A Night of Sacred Sexuality                     51

Rabbi Robert dos Santos Teixeira, LCSW


Celebrating Queer Sexuality in a Song of Songs Seder             57

Susala Kay

The Seder of the Children of Abraham                      62

Rabbi Brian Walt, Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, and Catherine Essoyan


A Freedom Seder in Hebron              77

A. Daniel Roth


Campus Freedom Seders: Freedom For Who, Exactly?                     82

Jess Schwalb


Earthy Teachings of Pesach                89

Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow & Rabbi Jeff Sultar


My People Were Refugees: The Writing of the HIAS Haggadah                  99

Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer


Discovering the Ecological Imperative of Passover
The Backstory of “The Promise of the Land: A Passover Haggadah”                       103

Rabbi Ellen Bernstein


Kos Miryam Ritual of 1987 and Kos Miryam for Pesach                   112

Stephanie Loo, M.Ed. and Rabbinic Pastor Matia Rania Angelou


Why an Orange?                     118

Dr. Susannah Heschel


The Freedom Plate on the Seder Table                       121

Martha Hausman


Four New Questions for the Passover Seder             127

Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow


“Making our Days Radically New as They Were 50 Years Ago”                   130

Rabbi Phyllis O. Berman and Vivienne Hawkins


The Mosque and the Seder:                138

By Imam Abdul-Halim Hassan


Remember the Poor                140

By Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis


“Only Prophets Can Stand Up Now…”                    147

Reverend William Barber II

A Seder for Healthcare Workers During a Plague                 150

Denise L. Davis, MD


Crossing the Red Sea to Create the Post-COVID World                    154

Seventh night Seder On-Line April 14, 5780- 2020

Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit


Notes Toward Freeing the Seder                    167

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi


Passover & Kabbalah:
Freedom from Alien Authority, Liberty Toward Higher Purpose                173

Dr. Joel Hecker with Jeffrey Dekro


Liberating the Future: Passover and Beyond             183

Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow


Endnotes                     189

About the Authors                  191

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