THE WHIMSICAL HAGGADAH (V)
– Mega Interlude: The Telling (Questions and declarations)
The whimsy of the Haggadah is most present in the Maggid, the largest and most important of the fifteen steps – and the seder’s raison d'etre. But in addition to telling the story of the Exodus, the Maggid renders interspersed questions and statements. Thus, one can easily lose the thread of the narrative itself. Freckle-like dots are woven into all the tapestries, hinting that most things are more complex than they appear to be and inviting us to reflect and discuss.
(Rather than showing the Maggid (The Telling) tapestries in the order of the Haggadah, I have woven and organized them in five [sub]series according to the various types of text that they represent. Each (sub)series has a distinct expression that makes it different from all the other (sub)series of the Maggid.)
The Whimsical Haggadah (V)