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This Haggadah with Emes LiYaakov, the commentary of the Dubno Maggid, Rabbi Yaakov ben Zeev (Wolf) Kranz, zt'l is published in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of his passing 17 Teves 5765 (29 December 2004).
Throughout Jewish history, there have been many Maggidim, but the greatest of all was R' Yaakov Kranz, the Maggid of Dubno. His inspired parables and stories would bring his fellow Jews from simple villagers to renowned Torah scholars to draw closer to their Father in Heaven. "Even men of holiness thirst for your waters," wrote the son of the Vilna Gaon. The Maggid of Dubno s written words are also blessed with the power to impart his great wisdom and love of Torah. In honor of his 200th yahrtzeit we are pleased to present this special Haggadah which contains the Maggid s commentary published for the first time in English, alongside facing pages in the original Hebrew. Mr. Menachem Silver, Hebrew and Aramaic scholar and former curator of Hebrew manuscripts at the British Museum, has graced this edition with his translation as well as his vocalization of the Hebrew commentary. May this unique Haggadah enhance the Festival of Pesach for our readers and provide inspiration for the entire year.