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Lipa, Lipa, Lipa: the exodus from dull haggadahs

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This guy is absolutely brilliant!temp_LipasHaggadah2

With hardcover binding, traditional Hebrew text (no English, but a bissl Yiddish, including the full feer kashes), sturdy, laminated pages, and funny, FUNNY illustrations of this campy singer and family hamming it up around the seder table with his family, this is one of the greatest big-kid haggadahs I have ever seen.

Needless to say, I bought it instantly.  Okay, I didn’t buy it, as such.  My mother, who was beside me, conducted the actual physical transaction.  Yay, mommy!

I love how it’s a regular haggadah title, with the word “Lipa’s” scrawled on it like some kind of super-neat graffiti.  It’s on every page – him holding the ridiculous banner “Lipa’s Haggadah.” 

temp_LipasHaggadah3And I do totally swoon just at the idea of Lipa:  an at-times controversial chassid who is nevertheless the real deal, singing and shticking l’shem shomayim. 

Now this is a role model for today’s frum youth.  Okay, maybe not the hat… but maybe yes the hat.  I also love the fact that he looks about eighteen, but is apparently (from the ages of his children, at least) quite a bit older.

Apparently, he threw the whole project together over a few busy days in January.  Yes, January… two months ago.  And here it is, on bookstore shelves around the world.  Amazing.

Here’s a link to a few more pictures and some background information… 

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