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Haggadah for the Liberated Lamb Paperback – February 1, 1988


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 62 pages
  • Publisher: Micah Pubns (February 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916288269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916288266
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,830,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English, Hebrew --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Roberta Kalechofsky, Ph.D.
255 Humphrey St. Marblehead, MA 01945
781-631-7601 micah@micahbooks.com
www. micahbooks.com



Roberta Kalechofsky is a writer, independent publisher, author of eight works of fiction, a monograph on George Orwell, two collections of essays, and several non-fiction books, including four vegetarian cookbooks. She has been published in many quarterlies, reviews and anthologies, and was the recipient of Literary Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts.
Several of her novels and stories have been translated into Italian and published in Italy, by Palomar Press, and her fiction was included in college curriculum courses in American Fiction at the University of Florence.
She began Micah Publications in 1978 and has received publishing grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, in addition to her literary fellowships.
She is an outspoken member of the vegetarian and animal rights movements and has written and spoken widely on these subjects. Some of her titles include Vegetarian Judaism, Judaism and Animal Rights, The Poet-Physician and the Healer-Killer---Vivisection and the Emergence of a Medical Technocracy. For more titles and information, see her website, www.micahbooks.com
She received a BA from Brooklyn College, where she taught for four years, an MA from New York University, and a Ph.D. in literature from New York University in 1970.
She was recently honored by Sonda Publishing in Casale Monferrato, Italy as the recipient of their Animal Rights Award for 2010.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Rabbi Yonassan Gershom VINE VOICE on April 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
The "liberated lamb" here is the Passover sacrifice. This Haggadah (Passover liturgy) was one of the first (if not THE first) to create a seder that focuses on vegetarianism and animal rights. The author does a nice job of examining the horrible conditions that animals live under in modern factory farms, and compares that to the oppression of slavery in Egypt. In this area, the Liberated Lamb does very well, and gives us much to think about.
However, the Haggadah fails in the same area where many such alternative liturgies fail, namely, liturgical requirements. While there can be a great deal of leeway in re-telling the Exodus story on Passover, certain elements MUST be there, or the seder ceremony is not kosher. One absolute requirement is that the celebrants must mention three things: Matzah, Maror, and Pesach. "Pesach" refers to the lamb sacrifice -- which this haggadah never mentions at all, not even to condemn it. My sense is, that Ms. Kalechovsky was so offended by the very idea of sacrificing a lamb, that she preferred to excise the idea completely. Unfortunately, that omission renders the entire seder incomplete -- if this is the only text being used. For that, I'm docking it a star.
Still, there is some very good material here. My recommendation would be to use "Haggadah for the Liberated Lamb" as a source book for supplementary readings around the seder table, but use a more traditional text to actually lead the seder itself.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Morse on April 16, 2010
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Unfortunately, I found this haggadah to be too pedantic. The philosophical/ethicial reasons for being vegetarian were discussed in a very grim and uncomfortably vivid way. I purchased this for my cousin, who is a 15 year old vegetarian in the hopes that it might help her feel more connected to and included at our Passover Seder. Instead, because I found the haggadah upsetting, I didn't even show it to her. The idea of a vegan/vegetarian Haggadah is a great one, and I hope that when someone else attempts to create another one that they spare us all the descriptions of agribusiness animal torture we are unfortunately already familiar with.
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