300 Ways to Ask The Four Questions:
From Zulu to Abkhaz

Newly expanded Second Edition!

                                       
ISBN: 978-0-615-15063-5

30 years in the making ...
Great gift for every seder table ...
"Rare to find something both scholarly and fun!"

What!? The result of a quest by two friends passionate about Judaism, Passover and languages, this book shows translations of the Seder's Four Questions into hundreds of languages spanning the globe: Jews from Uganda to Uzbekistan, aboriginals in Australia, Eskimo Bishops, Maori from New Zealand, experts of important ancient languages and sign languages. In the Foreword, Theodore Bikel raves that he "takes great delight in this book."

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Seder Puzzles and Games   Make a multi-cultural seder like none you've ever experienced. Kick up the Four Questions another notch! Photographs, images and drawings from 120 countries, as well as fascinating information about the languages, speakers and translators. CD has recording highlights and quizzes. DVD shows 4 Sign Languages, the full set of recordings, quizzes, games and much more.

A World Tour   Learn about languages you've never heard of, spoken by millions of people, and languages spoken by hundreds or less. Native Americans, African, nearly forgotten languages of Jewish heritage, ancient, invented - the sounds of all humankind, asking the same questions. An incredible multi-lingual Four Questions collection.   The Ma Nishtana in a huge variety of languages. It's a modern, Jewish Rosetta Stone!

Living languages:
Zulu, Ladino, Judeo-Iraqi, Ukrainian, Navajo, Xhosa, Mongolian, Mayan   – and Mandarin transliteration.
Ancient languages: 
Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Akkadian, Latin, Phoenician, Ancient Aramaic. Parodies and constructed languages galore:  
Klingon, Hebrew Semaphore, Lawyerese, Hebrew Pig Latin, Shakespearean, Tolkien's Elvish, Na'vi, Twitter, Ubbi Dubbi, Valley Girl, Rap, Reggae!
A great collection of funny translations of the Passover Four Questions.

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A unique and fun gift book — the most languages ever in one book ...
the most multicultural book you've ever seen.

See an amazing school project   One Hebrew school developed a school-wide project based on The Four Questions. Each class learned a language, then performed it while dressed in creative costumes. WATCH A 2 MINUTE VIDEO   Inspire your school ... Inspire your kids!

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Transform your Seders 300 Ways to Ask the Four Questions will enliven your Passover Seders with creative new material; fun and games; connect your children to their family's genealogy; relate to current events; read funny parodies; hear chants of the Four Questions from around the world.

How can I use this?   Share the feel of a seder in Poland or Portugal, or what an African click language sounds like, or how Shakespeare (or a Valley Girl) would have asked the Four Questions, or whether they could be asked in Klingon. Learn a chant. The parodies alone are great fun: Do one of the Raps!

Suggestions from the Four Questions Book
–  Read (or play) a new translation each year.
–  Give a translation to each seder participant - pass the book around.
– Illustrate your family's genealogy: Grandparents from Ukraine or Hungary? Play those translations.
– Illustrate all participants' genealogies: find out where each person's ancestors came from & post those translation around the room.
– Use the Polish 4Qs to enlarge upon the commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising (which started on the first night of Passover, 1943).
– You're on a ship in the Mediterranean. Act out the Four Questions using Hebrew Semaphore.
– Show or play the authentic Egyptian Hieroglyphics to connect to the time and place of the Exodus.
– Read an African language and relate Nelson Mandela's struggle to win freedom and rights through the African National Congress.
– Use the special chants of the Four Questions to explore the history of Jews living in Uzbekistan, Libya, Yemen, Bulgaria, ...   What was life like, how long did they live there, where else have Jews traveled?
– Learn one of the Raps.   Sing the Reggae!

Customs   Explore Passover customs from around the world, using multi-cultural connections to the translations.

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Passover 2015 begins Friday evening, April 3
Passover 2016 begins Friday evening, April 22
Passover 2017 begins Monday evening, April 10
Passover 2018 begins Friday evening, Mar 30
Passover 2019 begins Friday evening, April 19
Passover 2020 begins Wednesday evening, April 8
Passover 2021 begins Saturday evening, Mar 27

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