Why should you do such a thing? Well, if you're Jewish, you know there is never just one explanation for anything, many interpretations, and countless questions to be asked.* I mean, after all, the very spelling of the unleavened bread we eat for the holiday is listed as: Matza (also Matzah, Matzoh, or Matsah) Hebrew: מַצָּה, in Ashkenazi matzo or matzoh, and, in Yiddish, matze). Where do you begin?!
Welcome then, to Interactive Haggadah, an electronic space where you can debate the crucial ingredient in haroset (in Italy, of course it's pignoli nuts), read up on the origins of our traditions, discover unusual readings, share your stories and recipes and traditions and favorite Passover songs...then print out what you like (hey, I don't have to agree, do I?) and make your own custom book to take to seder.
You might just be surprised. Do you know why there's an orange on this Seder plate?
Have you seen the illuminated Haggadot from the 13th and 14th Centuries or the modern-day artists' interpretations of the Seder plate? How about the organic Seder plate?
Whatever your level of practicing, wherever you hail from around the world, may you find and share inspiration and tradition, and craft a Haggadah or telling all your own.
-- Jennifer Mirsky