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HE RITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 11, 2003 PAGE 21 "Seder nights are !agic."-Ron Wol son, in the reword to Passover: The .ilv Guide to Spiritual etebration P fn or 3000 years, Jewish milies have sat together to emember, retell, re-create, rltl relive the Exodus expe- r)e.nce. Today's Sederim are nhanced by years of family eXPeriences and memories, Yet contemporary Jews seek efind the balance between ,rSOnalizing the celebra- !!n and remaining true to e historic rituals of Pass- vet. The Family to Spiritual Celebra- Is filled with informa- , Wisdom, and advice Combine to form an in- ensable step-by-step : for every aspect of the preparation to ration. itten by Dr. Ron originallypub- ect of the Fed- )n of Jewish Men's and the University of this updated edi- fffers infor- as, and new 'y aspect of of Freedom, explaining all the vi- needed to "This book combines the author's intel- ligence as a Jewish educa- tor and his ex- perience as a fa- ther," praises Rabbi Harold M. Schulwels, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, Cali- fornia. "Sprinkled with anec- dotes,apho- risms,and good humor, it patiently guides the reader to sig- nificant prac- tice: what to do, why it is done, and how to answer." "If this book only gave us detailed, step-by-step loving guidance on how to carry out every stage of the Seder - Dayyenu!" notes Dr. Irving "Yitz" Greenberg, president, Jewish Life Network and founding president of CLAL - The National Jewish Cen- ter for Learning and Leader- ship. "If this book only gave us a guide to all the con- cepts in the Seder and how to connect this meal to the core religion and ethics of Judaism - Dayyenu] If this book only gave us some of the most creative and fun ways of celebrating the Seder and involving guests and family - Dayyenu! But in fact, Passover does all this and much, much more. Highly recommended!" "This book is 'user- friendly,'" explains Dr. Julius Lester, University of Massa- chusetts at Amherst. "It proves that a book can be informative and comprehen- sive without being intimi- dating. Whether one is do- ing a Seder for the first time or whether one is a veteran, this book will enrich you, increase your knowledge, and help you bring more joy to fully en- sacred celebration. to the Seder and Pesah." Passover on the web Mass.--Pre-Pass- gathered by a noted food scien- -~t reparati nh - is one of the tist, as well as links to Passover- I~h,~ ecbc times of the year. products lists compiled by rab- the scrubbing and the binic authorities at worldwide ~ 1 z and the tax returns, kashrus organizations. The th ~e People scrubbing website also features a list of off their tax returns, %~eO~Us do not have a spare Kosher-for-Passoverrecipes, ar- ticles on Passover preparation g. -t to sit down and call all and links to exotic travel desti- I~F hrus organizations for nations that accommodate the ! rly list of Passover up- Passover dieL t least until after Pass- is a year-round .l 'ha. kashrus informationwebsite that ~t is why www. is always up to date on kashrus aih' eom is pleased once alerts, kosher travel and perti- Mannounce thatwe have nent kmhrus-related articles. ur website to includeThe website is fast-loading, so uOrrnation to aid your don't counton cleaningoutyour hrepreparation, such as keyboard while waiting for it to A Full Service Florist Ooer 12 ~ears in ~usiness --- SAME DAY DELIVERY -- 679-5144 Toll flee 1-800.827-1097 or FAX: 679-6787 University Blvd Orlando l:~ Ft. 32817 (Dean & Univcrlty) I i'! 9-0050 281-7666 I I I~-Or~A/~"~393"0051 Toll li'ee 1-800-866"95,54 I i I ~ I~ ??Lo29-O877 or FAX: 281-8005 I / t'uwe ll Br nch Road, 711 N. hlafava Trail, Orlando I FL 32789 Ft. 32828 60atefford Lakes) I ~ ~'~ ~gfls accepted, Wlre service to ALL parts of the country, I "A creative 'how-to' for making the Seder a more meaningful experience," comments Michael Strassfeld, author of the Jew- ish Catalog series and The Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary. Part of the Art of Jewish Living series, Passover: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration contains a wide breadth of information that will be helpful to anyone in- terested in learning more about celebrating the Festi- val of Freedom. An inspiring and practical how-to guide, Passover clearly explains all the vital information that is needed to fully honor-and to fully enjoy-this sacred cel- ebration, including: History and meaning How to prepare, from shopping to kashering to se- lecting a Haggadah Rituals, prayers, and blessings (step by step) Songs and prayers in En- glish and Hebrew (with clear transliterations) Firsthand explanations and ideas from a variety of perspectives New information and ideas about how to involve everyone in a meaningful Seder experience and much more. "People of all levels of ob- servance in Judaism have come to rely on the Ail of Jewish Living series for re- sources that enrich the fam- ily experience of the holi- days," emphasizes Stuart M. Matlins, publisher of Jewish Lights, "Passover will not disappoint those who have never missed a Seder, as well as those who are celebrating it for the first time." Dr. Ron Wolfson is author of several books in the "Art of Jewish Living"series, in- cluding "Hanukkah: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration" and "Shabbat: The Family Guide to Pre- paring for and Celebrating the Sabbath;" as well as "A Time to Mourn, A Time to Comfort: A Guide to Jewish Bereavement" (all Jewish Lights). He is the director of the Whizin Center for the Jewish Future, vice presi- dent of the University of Ju- daism in Los Angeles, and co-founder of Synagogue 2000, an institute for envi- sioning the synagogue of the twenty-first century. "Passover: The Family Guide to Spiritual" Celebration by Dr. Ron Wolfson is available at bookstores or directly from Jewish Lights Publishing; call 800-962-4544. from your friends at Middleton LAWN & PEST CONTROL W WISH YOU A PASSOVER FILLED WITH IOY AND HOPE. 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