Sunday, October 27, 2013

the Plain Brown Box

Dry Bones, cartoon, holidays, Holiday, jews, judaica,Jewish Culture, haggadah, Israel, history, generations, continuity, jewish continuity, passover, pesach, pessach, digital haggadah, haggada, hagadda, hagada  November 16th will be one year since the close of our successful Kickstarter project to fund the creation of a Dry Bones Passover Haggadah. The manuscript is now done and the work is at the printer. If the events of the past year are any indication, we're in for another wild life-changing and exciting year, and I thought I'd keep you posted on what's going on. The plan is to keep a diary of our campaign to make the Dry Bones Haggadah THE haggadah for Passover 2014-5774, and this is the first diary "entry". It's called the Plain Brown Box.
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the Plain Brown Box

I was a child in Brooklyn in the 1940’s. One of my earliest Passover memories is of a plain brown box that sat on the Seder table. A guest had brought it as a gift. The box held slices of special matzahs that had been prepared under the strictest supervision of super religious Jews.
I couldn’t understand why such a precious gift was in such a plain undecorated ugly brown box. The lesson was that these holy men had directed all their attention to the product that they had lovingly produced and didn’t waste an extra penny on fancy packaging.
So our Dry Bones Haggadahs will come to you in plain brown boxes along with my hopes that they will find a place in your heart and on your Seder table. So the cardboard cartons, ready to put together are now "Warehoused" in our livingroom.

The chief box-assembler will be the LSW (Long Suffering Wife). shown here learning to handle a tape sealer from Lee Glassman, friend, tourist guide, and experienced "tape sealer".

You can get your set of haggadahs (in plain brown boxes) in one of two ways. One, online at the and two, at our booth at the upcoming General Assembly of the Jewish Federations to be held in Jerusalem on Nov 10-11.

To Be Continued . . .

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