Zion Holiday Publications

Zion Holiday Publications is the new imprint for books by Noam Zion of the Shalom Hartman Institute -- and now his son Mishael. They are sold in the U.S.A. and Canada by Haggadahs-R-Us, 877-308-4175. Publications include:

A Night to Remember   Released in 2007, A Night to Remember: The Haggadah of Contemporary Voices is the sequel to A Different Night. Commentaries and art are mostly by living figures, an eclectic group that includes novelists, poets, and political figures in addition to rabbis and scholars. Lots of material for seder with an emphasis on women; and many resources for a children's seder. Also available in its original Hebrew version, HaLaila HaZeh.
A Day Apart: Shabbat at Home does for the sabbath what A Different Night did for Pesach. Shabbat is presented in 13 chapters, from Preparation to Havdalah. Each chapter contains the appropriate texts, translated, transliterated, and explicated -- along with art, stories, tips for beginners, tips for families, and insights from tradition.
  A Day Apart
A Different Night classic   A Different Night: The Family Participation Haggadah classic edition is the first of the Zion family's books that have remade tens of thousands of North American seder evenings. Since its introduction in 1977, it has sold over 150,000 copies. Full traditional text, easy-to-use instructions, and hundreds of short commentaries, discussion starters, meditations, and art. Plus over 20 representations of the Four Children, going back to 1526. Comes with free Seder Planner.
A Different Night compact edition is the choice when you're planning a large seder, for 40 or 400. It has full traditional text, all the Four Children section, most of the Storytelling, plus many of the favorite sections from the classic edition. Nicely priced and easy to use even if you're in a hurry. Can be used with classic edition -- same Seder Planner refers to pages in both editions.
  A Different Night compact
Leader's Guide   The Leader's Guide is a great resource for any seder leader. It starts with an essay, A Guide for the Perplexed, about why it's so hard to run a seder. Also sections on children at the seder, shortcuts, storytelling, the Four Questions in depth, the history of the Four Children, great seders and exoduses of the past -- and a lot more.
The Bedtime Sh'ma is something different -- a laminated folder, 19 inches wide (what you see here is the inside) with the Sh'ma (thru v'ahavta), and hamalach hagoeil oti (Jacob's blessing for his grandchildren), all translated, transliterated, and explained. Developed with the Ikkarim Project of Combined Jewish Philathropies (Boston).
  Bedtime Shma
Reliving the Exodus   Teacher's Guide   Reliving the Exodus and its accompanying Teacher's Guide are a curriculum for teaching Passover over four years, either in day school or supplemental school.
The most celebrated -- and most trivialized -- of all our holidays gets a fresh look (dozens of fresh looks!) in this two volume anthology. All the basics, plus songs, lots of history, different re-inventions of Hanukkah, rabbinic thought, modern Maccabees, art. A Different Light is a thoughtful look at a holiday that most of us don't give a lot of thought to.
  A Different Light volume 1   A Different Light volume 2