9781250110213

For This We Left Egypt? A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them

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  • ISBN13:

    9781250110213

  • ISBN10:

    1250110211

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/7/2017
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
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Summary

If you’ve ever suffered through a Passover Seder, you’re well aware of the fact that the entire evening can feel like we’re still in bondage. There are endless stories, frequent hand washing, and not enough eating. The book you hold before you is no ordinary Haggadah. For This We Left Egypt? is a hilarious and entertaining parody from the comedic minds of Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach. These award-winning comedy writers take you through every step of the Seder, from getting rid of all the chametz in your house by setting it on fire with a standard blowtorch (preferably outdoors), to breaking the middle matzah—that is, if you can find a piece that isn’t already broken, to a hilariously absurd retelling of the Passover story featuring Pharaoh Schmuck, a burning bush that sounds kind of like Morgan Freeman, and the Promised Land which turned out not to be a land of milk and honey but rather one of rocks and venomous scorpions the size of Yorkshire terriers. Also included are useless commentary, absurd two-color illustrations, and thought-provoking discussion questions throughout such as: Is Manischewitz considered a plague? Publishing just in time for Passover, this book will be the perfect gift book from G-d that you’ll want to share and laugh over with friends and family.

Author Biography

Dave Barry is a Pulitzer-Prize winning humor writer whose columns and essays have appeared in hundreds of newspapers over the past 35 years. He has also written a number of New York Times bestselling humor books. He is not Jewish but many of his friends are.

An original Saturday Night Live writer, Alan Zweibel has won multiple Emmy and Writers Guild of America awards for his work in television which includes It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Late Show With David Letterman, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. His has also won a Tony Award and the Thurber Prize. Unlike Dave Barry, he has no Jewish friends.

Adam Mansbach is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F**k to Sleep and You Have to F*****g Eat, as well as the California Book Award-winning novel The End of the Jews. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel are his only friends.

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note to Parents
A Note to Grandparents
A Note to Episcopalians
Preparing for the Seder
Discussion Questions for "Preparing for the Seder"
The Seder Plate
The Seder Checklist
We Light the Candles
The Seder Has a Special Order
The First Cup of Wine
We Wash Our Hands
We Break the Middle Matzah
The Four Children
Discussion Questions for "The Four Children"
The Passover Story
Discussion Questions for "The Passover Story"
The Ten Plagues
Discussion Questions for "The Ten Plagues"
Crossing the Sea
The Story of Passover: Deleted Scenes
Wandering in the Desert and/or Wilderness
Manna from Heaven
The Ten Commandments
The Golden Calf
Discussion Questions for "The Golden Calf"
The Promised Land
The Passover Symbols
We Say the Blessing for Maror
We Eat a Sandwich of Matzah and Maror
Dayenu
We Eat the Festive Meal
The Third Cup
Waiting for Elijah
Discussion Questions for "Waiting for Elijah"
Echad Mi Yodea
Chad Gadya
We Complete the Seder

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