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Sixth & I

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Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander

Mar 19, 2012 • 7:00 pm ET
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Read each year around the seder table, the Haggadah recounts through prayer, song, and ritual the story of Exodus, when Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land.

Now, Foer has orchestrated a new way of experiencing and understanding one of our oldest and sacred stories, with a new translation of the traditional text by Englander and commentary by major Jewish writers and thinkers Jeffrey Goldberg, Lemony Snicket, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and Nathaniel Deutsch.

Illustrated by the acclaimed Israeli artist Oded Ezer, New American Haggadah is an absorbing prayer book that brings together some of the preeminent voices of our time.

Foer is the author of Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Eating Animals.

Englander’s short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and numerous anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories. He is the author of The Ministry of Special Cases and For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, which earned him a PEN/Malamud Award.