Advanced reading Haggadah for Passover with Commentary Based on the Shiurim of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik By Rabbi Yosef Adler Urim 143 pages; $22 Rabbi Soloveitchik (1903-1993) was known as "the Rav" in the world of centrist American Orthodoxy for which he was the foremost philosopher, talmudic scholar, mentor, and role model. Between Purim and Pessah, he regularly led study sessions on the laws of Pessah and the Haggada text at Congregation Moriah in Manhattan and at Yeshiva University, where he ordained some 2,000 rabbis during his 45-year tenure as rosh yeshiva of its affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). (Available from the same publisher is a biography, Memories of a Giant: Rabbi J.B. Soloveitchik, edited by Michael A. Bierman.) This full Hebrew-English Haggada presents many of the ideas expressed in those lectures, as compiled by one of the Rav's disciples. Ordained at RIETS, Adler is the longtime rabbi of Congregation Rinat Yisrael and the rosh yeshiva of the Torah Academy of Bergen County, both in Teaneck, New Jersey. Adler's stated aim is to bring to light insights that have not previously been published. The volume includes seven pages of Adler's own commentaries, as well as a seven-page Hebrew summary of the laws of the Seder. Although some of the Hebrew phrases in the main commentaries are either translated or transliterated, this Haggada is geared to users with a solid Judaic background.