Kos Eliyahu, by Rabbi Safran, Now Translated into Hebrew

22 Feb 2010

Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, Vice President of Marketing and Communication for OU Kosher, is a prolific writer and author – and now, one of his most significant works is available to a wider audience now that “Kos Eliyahu: Insights on the Haggadah and Pesach,” has been translated into Hebrew and published by Mossad Harav Kook. Not only that, but it will be a return to Rabbi Safran’s native language, as he was born in Israel.

Mossad Harav Kook is one of the largest and most distinguished publishers of scholarly religious works in Israel.

Kos Eliyahu (cup of Elijah), which was originally published in English by Ktav Publishing House in 1993, draws on a variety of Jewish sources that illuminates every aspect and ritual of the Passover holiday in 31 essays that discuss the Passover themes of exile and redemption. Some essay titles include “Growing Pains: Positive Lessons of Galut”; “Redemption to Freedom: A Pesach Approach to Birkat HaGomel”; Discovering the Sons’ Merits: Another Look at the Four Sons; and “Give Me a Troika – The Hillel Sandwich.”

Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher, declared, “We at the OU are immensely proud of Rabbi Safran and this new translation of his book Kos Eliyahu, which will no doubt be a great addition to any upcoming Passover seder. Now, people who are leading the seder in either English or Hebrew can have access to the thought-provoking and enlightening essays contained in this work.”

In the introduction to the newly-translated book, Rabbi Safran wrote, “It is my enormous privilege that this modest and small share of my observance of mitzvat VeHigadata leVincha (the commandment of telling the Passover story to your children) mirrored through these pages is translated into Hebrew to be published by the renowned and well-respected Mossad Harav Kook in Jeruslaem. To have Kos Eliyahu now appear in my mother tongue and be enjoyed and accepted by the most exciting, flourishing and creative Torah community in the world is an unbelievable opportunity.”

To obtain copies of Kos Eliyahu, please be in direct contact with Rabbi Safran; safrane@ou.org