Almost two years ago, shortly after the extraordinary FreedomSeder+50 that included profound teachings and prophetic speeches, the two of us -- Rabbi Phyllis Ocean Berman and Rabbi Arthur Ocean Waskow -- decided to create a book of many new voices –- a book to inspire the future called Liberating Your Passover Seder: An Anthology Beyond the Freedom Seder.
Ben Yehuda Books –- a young and creative Jewish publisher -- took up the joy of publishing what became 31 essays. But the events that came before the next Passover came swooping like a Plague of vultures into our own lives. The Eleventh Plague intervened, as American lives became entangled with new pharaohs, and we came to live inside the Book of Exodus. Some of the authors created new Seders, virtual in form and liberating in energy. Some found urgent priorities that slowed their writing.
So the book now exists in digital form -- not fully finished as a “book” in time for stirring creative energies for our second Covid Passover.
But just as the Plague taught us to meet face-to-face across a thousand miles of empty ether, we realized we could share this book in a new way.
So here is what we arranged: Pay for the book now as a NOT-FINAL BETA edition, and get a free copy of the ink-and-paper book for sure by no later than June 23 (the publisher’s birthday!) and possibly – no promises on this one – before Shavuot, May 16.
The graphic above will also make up the book cover. It was created by Avi Katz, former illustrator for the Jerusalem Report, who gave it to The Shalom Center for our Passover projects. (Copyright (c) 2009 by The Shalom Center) Just to give you a savor of the book’s richness -- the Authors include Reb Zalman, Rabbi David Saperstein, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Imam Abdul-Halim Hassan, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Dr. Susannah Heschel, Rabbis Sharon Kleinbaum, Brian Walt, Mordechai Liebling, and Ellen Bernstein, and 20 others, all creatively and prophetically transformative.
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By purchasing this Beta edition of the book, I acknowledge the hard work by authors, editors, and publisher that went into its creation and I commit myself not to make any additional copies. If I want to share the book as gifts to others, I will buy additional copies here.
|By purchasing this Beta edition, I acknowledge the hard work by authors, editors, & publisher that went into its creation and I commit myself not to make additional copies. If I want to share the book as gifts to others, I will buy additional copies here.||$ 36.00|