Translated by: Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan
The translation of Yaakov Culi's Ma'am Lo'ez has been made directly from the Ladino original.
The commentary of the Haggadah was originally published as part of the commentary on Exodus, a huge volume. It was often used at the Seder table, as evidenced by wine stains found on key pages in the ancient volumes. For convenience, it was decided to publish the commentary on the Haggadah as a seperate volume.
Rather than using the Sephardic rite found in the Ma'am Lo'ez itself, the publishers have substituted the Ashkenazek rite used by most American Jews.