This is the 1955 edition. On the front cover it has the initials B. D. R. and on the reverse it has Bonnie Diane Rosen. I would love to find out who Bonnie Diane Rosen is. If anyone has any idea as to who this is, please let me know!
Reading from the ancient Maxwell House of our people
almost time for seder…with the maxwell house haggadah
Friday night, when President Obama joins Jewish guests for a Passover Seder in the White House, he’ll be holding a ritual handbook that’s in millions of U.S. Jewish homes — the Maxwell House Haggadah.
Yes, the coffee company publishes America’s most long standing and popular booklet (haggadah) of prayers, reading and commentary for the ceremonial meal in which Jews retell the story of the exodus from Egypt — freedom from bondage at God’s hand.
Decades ago, Maxwell House wanted to convey that its product was kosher, acceptable under Jewish dietary laws, for the holiday. Jewish homes have piles of these haggadahs, pulled out of the cupboard once a year. —
cathy lynn grossman, usa today
Our Seder is traditional in many ways, from Mom’s brisket to the Maxwell House Haggadah to our rousing rendition of “Chad Gadya. —
Wayne Hoffman as quoted by Marc Tracy, Tablet Magazine
So do trade up from the Maxwell House version. Those gathered around your Seder table will thank you. And while you’re at it, trade up from the Maxwell House coffee, too. A meal celebrating freedom ought to end with freshly ground beans. —
Benjamin Errett, The National Post