Today’s blog is from Lisa Safier, who is sharing some shopping joy. You could say she is shopping naches.*
It’s now less than a week until the start of Passover. Procrastinators like me are beginning to think about how to make this year’s seder meaningful and engaging for guests, encouraging deeper questions rather than “How much longer until we eat?” and “Do we have to finish the seder?”
I went downstairs to The Pickman Museum Shop at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and found a treasure trove of haggadahs for all denominations and points of view (traditional to vegan), and guides full of ideas about how to make seders relevant for different ages. Best of all, the Shop staff, Warren and Peter, are very knowledgeable and steered me to just what I needed. I also found a beautiful trivet made in Israel as a gift for my mother who is preparing to host 50 people over the course of two nights.
Here’s a special offer for you, dear readers: If you mention “MJH Staff Blog,” you’ll receive a 10% discount on purchases in the Shop or online. This discount may not be combined with other offers and is valid until March 29 (Note: The Shop and Museum close at 3 p.m. on the 29th.)
My absolute favorite item in the shop: something every seder can use -- cute, little, green frogs. You can get a bag full for $3.99.
Best wishes for a meaningful Passover!
The image above is a haggadah created for use at a seder held for soldiers in the 42nd infantry division of the American army, which was nicknamed the "Rainbow Division” to reflect its diversity when the unit was formed in 1917. Click on the photo to learn more from our online collection.
*In Betsy's absence, we are trying to fill the pun void.