Sunday, February 20th, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

The Three Questions: The Origins of the Mah Nishtanah and What it Teaches Us About the Seder



In this class, we will look at some of the earliest Haggadot in existence, those discovered in the Cairo Geniza, as well as the lavishly illustrated medieval Haggadot. Through the lens of the Mah Nishtanah, one of the most beloved and well-known pieces of Jewish liturgy, we will see how the Seder developed from a Greco-Roman symposium to the unique Jewish ceremony observed throughout the world to this day.

Dr. Joshua Kulp


Dr. Joshua Kulp is the Rosh Yeshiva of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He is the author of the Schechter Haggadah (2009) and Reconstructing the Talmud, volumes I and II (2014 and 2019). Dr. Kulp is also the author of the English commentary on the Mishnah found on Sefaria, and is currently working on an English commentary on the Talmud through the Daf Shevui program. During his spare time, Josh is an avid triathlete and craft beer drinker. He lives in Modiin, Israel with his wife and four children.