Photographer Zion Ozeri’s new Passover Haggadah, “Pictures Tell,” is a journey of images documenting Jewish life worldwide.
The 76-page Haggadah, published by Gefen Publishing House, was edited by Joshua Feinberg and Sara Wolkenfeld, and includes Ozeri’s photos from his decades of travel.
The photos are set alongside the traditional Haggadah text, as well as insights from Jewish thinkers such as Daniel Gordis, Yossi Klein Halevi, Deborah Lipstadt, Jonathan Sarna, David Wolpe, and others.
Ozeri, who was born to a Yemenite family in Israel, was raised during the years of mass immigration from other countries, instilling in him a lifelong interest in cross-culture perspectives.
He has lived in New York City for many years, graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Pratt Institute.
Ozeri also traveled the world, documenting Jewish life around the globe with his camera lens.
The Haggadah is a continuation of his professional work, which includes Ozeri’s Jewish Lens program, a curriculum designed for middle school and high school students.
The educational program uses Ozeri’s photographs as a method of stimulating young Jewish students to connect to the traditions of the global Jewish community. The students learn how to read photos and develop their own reflections on Jewish life.