April 7, 2012
Kind of Newish, Not so Jewish
Daniel Halper, Washington Times
Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg was summoned to the White House last month to interview President Obama about Iran and the rogue state’s nuclear ambitions. He came bearing a gift for the leader of the free world: “New American Haggadah,” translated by one young Jewish literary luminary, Nathan Englander, and edited by another, Jonathan Safran Foer.
Mr. Goldberg, according to his own retelling at theAtlantic.com, gave the “commander-in-chief [permission to] use whatever Haggadah he liked” but recommended the “New American Haggadah,” which also features commentary by Nathaniel Deutsch, Rebecca Newberger, Lemony Snicket and Mr. Goldberg himself, because it “might add some depth and meaning and aesthetic charm to his seder.”
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