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Specialized Haggadot to make your Passover different from all other Passovers

Learn about six specialized guides to make your Seder more fun and meaningful.

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The cover of the Emoji Haggadah.

Want to add some zing to your Seder? Refreshing your Haggadah --the guide to the Seder--might be the way to go. There's a ton of specialized Haggadot on the market today. Here's a sampling of a handful that piqued our interest.

The Bohemian Haggadah

For the pop music-loving Seder guests, this features oldies from the likes of Elvis and Simon & Garfunkel, and newer hit songs from the hugely popular Hamilton and Frozen . Compiled by Leora Rosen, this guide speaks to multiple generations and offers a streamlined Seder to celebrate togetherness and fun in addition to the exodus.

The Passover Haggadah: An Ancient Story for Modern Times

If you're looking to combine a traditional Seder with some new perspectives, try this Haggadah from Tablet Magazine . The guide features commentary on social justice issues of today, along with interactive elements similar to those in the popular Wreck This Journal . Traditional components of the Seder are reimagined with features like the "Four Daughters" in addition to the "Four Sons" and modern additions to the Seder plate.

Mad Liberation: Let My People LOL

For families seeking a fully interactive experience, Mad Liberation's new web-based app is a way for the whole family to collaborate and create a complete Haggadah in real-time. Everyone can sign up to receive prompts to fill in the Haggadah like a classic Mad Libs puzzle, and once the prompts are in, everyone can pass the main device and read their new creation aloud.

The Yada Yada Haggadah: A Sitcom Seder

Comedian Dave Cowen's Haggadah celebrates Seinfeld with a script envisioning the iconic show's cast creating a Seder. Characters like Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer fill the pages with wit and their Seinfeld-ian brand of wisdom.

The (Unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah

The book, by Moshe Rosenberg, offers an interpretation of the Passover Seder through the lens of a fan-favorite franchise. It ties together the main themes of the Seder with the characters and events of the Harry Potter series, complete with commentary from scholars and young readers of the internationally acclaimed book and movie series.

The Emoji Haggadah

Declaring that emojis are the "hieroglyphics of the 21st century," Martin Bodek's guide includes the entire service in emojis without a single word, leaving plenty of opportunity for interpretation. The book--geared toward the younger set--also includes the full English and Hebrew text as it was prior to its modern translation, serving as an answer key for the emoji puzzles and a way to follow along for those who prefer to read words.

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