The Baseball Haggadah Reviews and in the News
Skirball Museum Exhibit April 7-October 30, 2016
The Skirball Museum is having an exhibit entitled "Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American." If you are in Los Angeles, stop by and pick up a couple of copies of The Baseball Haggadah! For more information on the exhibit visit the Skirball Museum website.
New Reviews out for this coming Passover!
Beth Teitell of The Boston Globe has The Baseball Haggadah at the top of her article entitled "What, you've never seen a baseball Haggadah?"
Paula Chaikin reviewed The Baseball Haggadah for The Jewish Book Council. She writes: "Rabbi Forman has created a fun and engaging reinterpretation of the Passover Haggadah for baseball lovers and their families." She highly recommends for "baseball-loving families of all ages."
Rabbi Jonathan Kremer of Congregation Beth Judah, Ventor, NJ gave The Baseball Haggadah a shout out in his article in the Jewish Community Voice entitled "Passover is a holiday designed to both love and hate."
Praise from Last Year:
Ralph Gardner Jr. in his Urban Gardner column in The Wall Street Journal wrote about The Baseball Haggadah:
Leading with The Baseball Haggadah in her review of passover books new this year, Melissa Apter of The Baltimore Jewish Times wrote:
In The Scarsdale Inquirer, Julie Schneyer wrote, "Sharon Forman found a niche for a sports Haggadah," in her article:
Terri Dennison of The Jewish News, Southeastern Virginia stated, "One of the many aspects that I appreciate about this Haggaddah, is that while fun with plenty of baseball references, it's true to the service. It's all there and easy to follow with Hebrew, transliteration and English." She also mentioned, "the illustrations are terrific and sophisticated."
The Baseball Haggadah is featured in the pictures for The New York Jewish Week, in its roundup of new Haggadahs for 2015 written by Steve Lipman.
Susan Tomchin of jw Magazine writes a more in-depth discussion with author Sharon Forman in:
Play Ball with This Haggadah - The Baseball Haggadah uses the national pastime as a path to engaging children in the Seder’s messages
Zelda Shluker of Hadassah Magazine lists The Baseball Haggadah among the "not so silly" in:
In The Jewish Daily Forward, Jay Michaelson writes: "The only new Haggadah currently on Amazon’s top 10, the 'Baseball Haggadah' delivers what it promises: a kitschy, fun reframing of the Seder..."
And The Baseball Haggadah has gone international! Rene Ghertz-Zand of The Times of Israel writes: "What started out as a mom’s project to help her baseball-crazed young sons stay focused at the Passover seder has turned into a well-received new addition to the growing lineup of family-friendly Haggadahs" in:
Read what others are saying about The Baseball Haggadah:
"This Haggadah packages the story of the Exodus from Egypt in a way that is accessible and fun for baseball lovers like us!"
- Jon Daniel, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager, Texas Rangers and Ryan E. Daniels, Rabbinical Student, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, New York
"No more checking scores during the hunt for the Afikoman! With The Baseball Haggadah your baseball fan can enjoy both rites of spring with this joyful run around the bases of the Passover Seder."
- Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, and lifelong Mets fan
Find even more:
Radio interview on WVOX, The Greenburgh Report hosted by Paul Feiner. Along with an interview of Yoav Cohen, the Westchester Community Shaliach, Rabbi Sharon Forman and Lisa Teitelbaum discuss the Baseball Haggadah. Listen to the entire interview: