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Not so very long ago, a woman wanted to know why women can't be up on the bimah (alter), holding the torah. She asked the rabbi why this was so. The "learned rabbi" responded, stroking his beard, "A woman should be on the bimah like an orange should be on the Seder plate!"
Now, each year at Passover, we give to an orange the place of honor on our Seder plate.
This haggadah is a script for sharing the Passover Seder together in a contemporary, woman-affirming manner. It is truly a celebration for all.
About the Author
Ruth Simkin is a retired physician whose published books include What Makes You Happy (short stories) and The Jagged Years of Ruthie J (memoir). She has written countless medical papers and contributed to textbooks as well.