This Haggadah is so beautiful and filled with such insightful commentary that you will want to read and re-read it many times. No collection of Haggadot for Passover can be considered complete without The Lovell Haggadah as part of the library.
The Lovell Haggadah, infused with vibrant artwork and lively discussion questions and activities, represents the culmination of a seven-year journey of Jewish learning and art.
Comprehensive Hebrew text and contemporary egalitarian translation by author and illustrator Rabbi Matthew L. Berkowitz, make this Haggadah accessible and inviting. The Lovell Haggadah will make you want to continue your seder far into the night!
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The Lovell Haggadah
Rabbi Matthew L. Berkowitz is the director of Israel Programs for The Jewish Theological Seminary and cofounder of Kol Ha-Ot, a new Jerusalem-based venture devoted to exploring the arts and Jewish learning. For ten years (1999–2009), he served as the JTS senior rabbinic fellow, organizing substantive adult learning throughout Florida and beyond. He is a member of the Wexner Heritage Program faculty.
Rabbi Berkowitz completed his undergraduate work in International Relations and Middle East Studies, summa cum laude, at Colgate University. While in Israel, he studied at the Pardes and Schechter institutes of Jewish Studies. Rabbi Berkowitz was ordained by The Rabbinical School of JTS in 1999 and is a Wexner Graduate Fellow alumnus.
An accomplished artist, Rabbi Berkowitz was formally trained in Jewish scribal art in Jerusalem. He completed the writing of Megillat Esther, the illumination of several ketubbot (marriage contracts), and a limited-edition artist portfolio called Passover Landscapes: Illuminations on the Exodus, which was later acquired by Yale University and then exhibited at Yeshiva University Museum (April 2006). It is now on permanent exhibit at JTS. Recently, he studied illustration and oil painting at the Jerusalem Studio School.
Rabbi Berkowitz resides in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem. He is married to Rabbi Miriam Berkowitz, author of Taking the Plunge: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to the Mikveh. They have three children, Adir, Rachel, and Shira.