How to have the best dang DIY punk rock mostly secular Seder around?
March 15, 2012 1:05 PM Subscribe
Planning a DIY, slightly punk rock, progressive, feminist drunken young peoples' Passover Seder, looking for advice on haggadahs, leading for what will probably be a largely goyim crowd, and a million other weird little jewtastic details.
posted by Betty_effn_White to Religion & Philosophy (32 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
After missing out on Passover Seders for years, a friend and I have decided to create our own, as we see it as an important ceremony for ourselves culturally. We've decided to make zine Haggadahs, cutting and pasting from what we like, but I'm looking for a traditional text (with phonetic Hebrew) with a preferably gender neutral god for the more traditional parts like dayenu, four questions, etc. A plus if they have a quick blurb explaining each section, but I could just as easily write one myself. We're using some snippets fom feminist haggadahs but those tend to be a little too preachy and use menstration as a metaphors far too offen. We want this to be progressive and feminist, but not in a way that would detract from the ceremony. So yeah, first issue is haggadah.
Second would be any advice on leading a Seder. Should I wear white or something? From what I gather I would just be explaining shit we do and why, right? Is there anything else I should kep in mind and know?
Thirdly: is there anything anyone's done at a Seder that you've felt was particularly memorable or badass? Ways to have people who may not be of Jewish heritage connect to the ceremony better?
Thanks so much. We are full of ideas but slightly aimless on where to go with them.