A Messianic Jewish Passover Seder
The Vine of David Haggadah is a new translation of the traditional Haggadah, containing the complete traditional Seder in both English and Hebrew. This Haggadah sets a new standard for Messianic Haggadot, both in terms of production quality, content and presentation. It balances the best of both traditional and messianic worlds by respecting the customs and history of Israel, taking seriously the explicit commandment in the Torah to teach our children about the redemption from Egypt and the commandment of the Master to keep the festival in remembrance of him.
Throughout the traditional Seder text, Messianic passages have been seamlessly interwoven to create a truly authentic feeling Messianic Haggadah.
Exerpt from Introduction:
"Where then, does the remembrance of the Messiah fit in the seder? While we have an obligation to fulfill, the exact procedure is not etched in stone. In a sense, it would be presumptuous for individuals or organizations to "canonize" their own formula for such a purpose. And yet, it is a valid concern that without such a formal addition, we may be tempted to neglect our responsibility as desciples. In this Messianic Jewish Haggadah, we have attempted a balanced approach. As much as possible, we derived the additions that we felt necessary from historical and Scriptural sources. We have clearly delineated our messianic supplements with a graphic decoration appearing along the side of the paragraph. During the seder, one should feel free to adapt, transpose, skip, or elaborate upon the selections we included, being sensitive to the needs and interests of the participants.
Ultimately, what makes a seder truly Messianic is not the Haggadah that you use but the people who are present, the memory of our Master on our lips, and the vibrant hope to see him again quickly and in our days."
6.5" x 9"