ArtScroll proudly presents two new Haggadahs to enrich and energize your Seder:
The Rav Schwab Haggadah features the writings on the Haggadah of Rav Shimon Schwab zt’l, the beloved Rav, Rosh Beis Din, posek, and mechanech par excellence. It offers a wealth of insights into the basics of emunah, conveyed with great passion and emotion.
Compiled and edited by David Schwab, the Rav’s eldest grandson, it is an anthology of divrei Torah on the Haggadah from various writings and shiurim of Rav Schwab.
“The story of Yetziyas Mitzrayim is a story of faith, emunah peshutah,” says his grandson. “It is also a message of chizuk, inspiration, for our present-day lives. A recurring theme in this Haggadah is that our geulah from Mitzrayim occurred in the zechus of the Jews’ faith that Hashem would ultimately fulfill His promise to Avraham Avinu to redeem us from slavery. It was only because of their faith that they merited redemption. The same will hold true, Rav Schwab would say, during our final galus. In the zechus of our emunah the final geulah — the coming of Mashiach — will indeed occur.
“Our grandfather’s Seder was an opportunity for his children and grandchildren to absorb these yesodos ha’emunah, and it left a permanent impression upon all of us. We are excited to present the timeless thoughts of our grandfather on the Haggadah to a worldwide audience.”
Rav Yaakov Bender, author of The Chinuch Haggadah, is the Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway. He has been hailed as one of the Torah world’s premiere mechanchim: innovative, insightful, and compassionate.
With no time during the school year, Rav Bender spent his summer vacations working on this unique Haggadah commentary. “To me, the Haggadah shel Pesach is the perfect way to give our children hadrachah in ruchniyus and gashmiyus,” he explains. “The Haggadah takes us on a trip through the past, a difficult past, to a happy ending. In between there are so many lessons to teach our children, particularly that every one of us counts, no matter how we score on our exams. We know that Someone is up there looking out for us — and our children must know that as well.”
The Chinuch Haggadah brings together Rav Bender’s warm and personal observations, fascinating Torah insights, stories of great men and women, and his wise guidance on how to give over our heritage to the next generation.