Richard Codor’s Joyous Haggadah

Jews: 3 out of 4 Complain about their Passover Haggadah

Experts believe problem wide spread but predict cure by next Seder.

Jews are frustrated with their Haggadahs. Many say they find them hard to understand. The complaints are most prevalent among teenage girls and boys, young children, single adults, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and invited guests. The Seder participants say that the story is confusing and felt the illustrations were poorly drawn. Many said the service is too long. Experts believe these complaints are much wider in scope than previously thought. Large religious organizations and cultural groups may soon feel the repercussions if these complaints go unchecked. These expert findings have been gleaned from extensive personal surveys conducted through dozens of Passover celebrations both here and in Israel.

A typical complaint by a 14 year old Brooklyn girl was “What page are we on?” and an 8 year old from Tel Aviv text messaged his friends at other Seders that the pictures in his Haggadah were “stupid”. A guest couple from Miami were embarrassed that they couldn’t read Hebrew or sing the songs and numerous subjects from all demographic backgrounds wanted to know when they could eat. The problem is serious, say Richard and Liora Codor, the husband and wife team who for nearly two decades gathered and analyzed the evidence for this project. However, they also believe there is a solution near at hand for this debilitating crisis: Richard Codor’s Joyous Haggadah.

The Joyous Haggadah is a break through retelling of the Passover celebration with colorful cartoon illustrations that grab you from the cover and keep you involved all the way to the last page, especially all the little stuff in the borders and corners. The text is in the traditional order and the prayers and customs are concise and written in English, transliterated English, and Hebrew. There are sing-along-songs and easy to make recipes. This soft cover paperback, 8.5"x11", 48 pages, is printed in full color through out on sturdy 80# matte paper. It will be a delight for years to come.

Even if you’ve never seen a Haggadah before or been to a Seder, you’ll feel right at home as you sink into your pillow stuffed chair. Stop the kvetching, and get the Joyous Haggadah.