The Haggadah of Passover: An Exploration (MED2123.02)

Michael Cohen

The Haggadah is the book that provides the outline for the Passover Seder. The Haggadah combines history, myth, ritual, theater, food, and other elements as it tells a story of and celebration of Freedom. While the earliest building blocks of the Haggadah are found in the Biblical text the Haggadah has evolved over millennia showing the influences of many different eras and needs. In more recent decades we have seen new Haggadot emerge: Feminist, Environmental, and Queer for example. In this module we will explore all of this, as well as the connection of Passover to the Eucharist and the Last Supper.

Module dates: 3/20, 3/22, 3/27, 3/29, 4/3, & 4/5

Learning Outcomes:
- The structure and sections of the Passover Seder
- Its themes and their relevance for today
- The connections of Passover, the Eucharist, and the Last Supper
- An evaluation of a ritual

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 1
M 3:40PM - 5:30PM & W 4:10PM - 6:00PM (2nd module block)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 2000 , 2nd Module Block , Advancement of Public Action , All courses , Fully In-Person , One Credit
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