“The Passover Haggadah”

National Public Radio/WBUR
On Point
April 4, 2012

Tom Ashbrook, Host
Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander, Guests


Almost everybody knows the ancient story of Moses and the Jews flight to freedom.  Egypt.  Slavery.  The pharaoh, and plagues, and the parting of the Red Sea.  Let my people go.  It’s bedrock.

Celebrated writers Jonathan Safron Foer and Nathan Englander talk about their new American translation of the Passover Haggadah, a story of freedom.

The Jewish remembrance of that story each year at Passover is elaborate, also ancient, and guided by the text called the Haggadah. There have been thousands of translations from the old Hebrew. Now, celebrated American writers Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander have taken their turn.

This hour, On Point: a new American Haggadah, and the great old story of freedom.

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