Books on Passover
The list below contains just a handful of the books available that provide information on Passover. These titles are still available for purchase online. In addition, you can contact your local bookstore to see if they can get the book for you.
There are far too many cookbooks for us to list. Many Jewish cookbooks contain a chapter of Passover recipes, so check out those that are already in your bookshelf AND think about calling/emailing relatives and friends for their favorite Passover recipes.
A detailed presentation on preparing for Passover, the “telling,” songs, ritual and explanations.
Details on explanations of the rituals, telling the Passover story, how to present the holiday to youth, and hands-on activities for children.
Marge Piercy is the author of many novels, including Gone to Soldiers. This beautifully written book illustrates how she and her friends have carried out the Seder—with contemporary readings, her own recipes and poems
A user-friendly presentation of all of the Jewish Holidays, including Passover.
If we remember correctly, the author used to work at Cody’s Bookstore in Berkeley. This is a classic! A user-friendly and serious presentation on Passover.
A child-friendly (and thus a parent-friendly) book on how to involve children with the preparation of the Seder and the Seder itself. Excellent! (If you can’t get the hardcover, try the Kindle edition.)
A haggadah is the “script” for the Passover seder. There are a wide variety of haggadot—from traditional ones to those that are perfect for young children to those that have a contemporary feel.
Listed below are a few special haggadot from the collection of one of our local Jewish educators.
And a 2 minute Haggadah from the late Robin Williams...
By Jordan Gorfinkel and Erez Zadok (great for youth and yes, it’s in a graphic novel format)
A traditional Haggadah with illustrations by the Polish-Jewish artist who during WWII created anti-Nazi caricatures that were widely published in the U.S.
The Agam Haggadah with drawings by the noted Israeli artist Yaacov Agam, noted for his Kinetic Art style.
Edited by Rabbi Joy Levitt and Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
With commentary by the late author Elie Wiesel with illustrations by Mark Podwal
With commentary and questions by Moshe Rosenberg (Yes, Hogwarts as in Harry Potter!)