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Pre-Passover Class

Sunday, March 25, 2018 9 Nisan 5778

10:00 AM - 12:00 PMReligious School

Special Guest, Talmudic Scholar Dr. Josh Kulp

Rabbits and Lettuce: The History of the Haggadah in Pictures and Words

Aside from the Bible, there might be more different editions of the Passover Haggadah than any other book in history. The Haggadah and Passover seder originated in the land of Israel after the destruction of the Second Temple, and continue to be one of the most observed Jewish rituals throughout the world. This unique visual presentation will show how the Haggadah's texts and the seder's customs developed over the centuries, and how Jews shaped their traditions based on their region in the world. Learn of the Seder's history and pick up some fascinating facts to share at your own seder.

 Dr. Joshua Kulp is Rosh Yeshiva of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem where he has taught Talmud and halakhah for the last 22 years. He is the author of Reconstructing the Talmud (Mechon Hadar, 2014) and The Schechter Haggadah: Art, History and Commentary (Schechter Press, 2008).  Dr. Kulp authored a commentary in English on the entire Mishnah, which served as the basis for the Mishnah Yomit project. In 2013 Dr. Kulp began the Daf Shevui program, the study of one daf of Talmud per week. Thus far he has completed a commentary on Tractates Sukkah, Megillah, Ketubot and he is halfway through Avodah Zarah. 

Originally from Margate, New Jersey, Dr. Kulp made aliyah in 1994 and currently lives in Modiin with his wife, Julie, and their four children.

Light breakfast provided.

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