The names themselves tell the story. They span generations, eras, and continents.
They gave strength to the old world and built the new. The Chofetz Chaim and the Netziv of Volozhin.
Rabbi Elchonon Wasserman and Rabbi Zalman Sorotzkin. Rabbi Shneur Kotler and Rabbi Gedaliah Schorr.
Among them all, they had tens of thousands of students and hundreds of thousands -- no, millions -- whose lives were and are enriched by them.
All were Torah geniuses who were leaders in difficult times, and for such people, the Haggadah and the lessons of the Exodus were guideposts for life in any era.
Their interpretations of the Haggadah are distinguished for the warmth, faith, incisiveness, and profundity that marked their authors as Torah leaders for well over a century.
By finding lessons in the Haggadah, they spoke to their contemporaries and to us.
Because just as we must think of ourselves in every generation as if we were emerging from Egyptian slavery, so we must wrest ourselves in every generation from the shackles
that restrain our growth as Jews, in knowledge, understanding, faith, and service.
The contents of this anthologized commentary have been carefully and judiciously assembled by Rabbi Asher Bergman.
The final product is a credit to him and a magnificent service to the entire community