Rav Asher Weiss on the Haggadah
By: Rabbi Asher Weiss
There are so many facets to Passover, the beloved holiday of liberation, and to the Seder which is central to it. It is a festival that engages our imaginations, our yearnings both national and personal. Passover touches our hearts and our minds.
Rav Asher Weiss’s commentary on the Haggadah, a brilliant tour de force by a phenomenal Torah scholar, captures many of the qualities that make Passover unique. In a remarkable series of profound yet readable essays, Rabbi Weiss examines the ethical and philosophical underpinnings of liberation and miracles. We learn how to engrave the lessons of the exodus deep into our hearts.
Rabbi Weiss possesses a vast knowledge of Jewish law with an unusual talent for clear explanation. In a fascinating section on halachah he outlines the holiday’s laws and customs, with their background, sources and definitive rulings.
Finally, his commentary on the Haggadah text itself weaves together the wisdom of Torah scholars throughout the ages, melding their timeless understanding with a contemporary perspective on our lives.
Rav Asher Weiss is a towering Torah giant with a worldwide reputation. Now we can take his encyclopedic knowledge, his eloquence and his insight, to enrich our own Seder table, our holiday, and our faith.