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The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 

Haggadah of the Inner Seder 2022 ~ COVID edition 2021 + Zoom-ready Power Point Haggadah. Coming soon - addition for Ukraine and democracy. (Sign up for our list to get notice when it's up!)

The Haggadah of the Inner Seder reveals the deep structure of the seder. It includes commentaries that explain not just what things mean but how the seder works as a spiritual technology. The Power Point version includes much of the Inner Seder commentaries but is trimmer and includes on beautiful haggadah material from Sarah Benor, which can also be found on the Jewish Language Project site. The Zoom haggadah has been revised for 2021! The PDF Haggadah of the Inner Seder has been lightly updated as well. In the Haggadah of the Inner Seder, you'll find signposts and cues indicating where important transformations of the seder's symbols take place, helping you to follow the process of liberation. And you'll learn about different customs from different communities. (In the Power Point version, you'll learn even more about customs in different communities.) You can download a 20-page Word DOC file or a PDF file. And here's the link for the Zoom seder in Power Point or PDF.

The Haggadah includes additional questions and reflections for this year of coronavirus seclusion.

You can also download a 3-page supplement with just neohasid's commentary from Haggadah of the Inner Seder, including pandemic additions.

The Haggadah of the Inner Seder can work as your main haggadah, but it's also a great supplement alongside other haggadot. And understanding the deep structure of the haggadah will help you create and lead your own seder. Learn more about the seder's structure from the lessons below.

You can also get the Omer Counter app, Omer widgets, and other Pesach and Omer resources here ~ including prayers for the Earth for Earth Day! You can also read a synopsis of the mystery fours that are featured in the Haggadah of the Inner Seder here.

The Haggadah of the Inner Seder also includes:
  • Torah quotes about taking care of refugees
  • Earth-centered kavvanot and prayers
  • An abbreviated but halakhically complete Birkat Hamazon
  • full Hallel (transliteration only)
  • more midrash
  • Commentaries related to peace and Israel
  • The Haggadah is 19 pages long (plus cover)
Haggadah of the Inner Seder does not include all the fun songs like Chad Gadya - but the songs are in the Zoom haggadah!

Download the Haggadah of the Inner Seder
DOC file | PDF file

Download the 2021 Zoom Seder
Power Point | PDF file

The PDF is about 15 MB and make take a few moments to download/display.

Another Haggadah that goes deeply into the process of the haggadah, which you can order from Amazon, is Michael Kagan's "Holistic Haggadah". Ellen Bernstein's environmentally aware haggadah, "The Promise of the Land", is also invaluable.
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