The Kid from the Haggadah

April 19 2016

Traditionally, the Passover seder concludes with the singing of Ḥad Gadya. The great Israeli poet and playwright Nathan Alterman made the titular animal, “a kid that Father bought for two zuz,” the subject of poem, newly translated into English by Dan Ben-Amos. It begins thus:

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More about: Arts & Culture, Hebrew poetry, Israeli literature, Nathan Alterman, Passover, Seder

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On Saturday, a Palestinian terrorist stabbed a passerby in Jerusalem, and was then shot dead by two border guards. As the second bullet hit him when he was already on the ground, some Israelis have accused the guards of wrongdoing; a misleadingly edited viral video has also brought more attention to the incident. The editors of the Jerusalem Post comment:

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More about: Israeli Security, Jerusalem, Knife intifada, Palestinian terror