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The Haggadah as a Work of Political Thought

July 15, 2014

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik argues that the Passover Haggadah should be viewed as the key—and perhaps only—work of Jewish political thought for the hundreds of years between the Tanakh and Maimonides. No other text focuses as much on what it means for the Jews to be a nation. As Soloveichik explains, the Haggadah has something to tell us about “the nature of freedom, covenant, state and society, the founding and origins of a people, their eschatological aspirations, the political nature of the good,” and much else.

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