Yep, Maxwell House. The coffee brand.  For the gentiles reading this, let me spell a few things out.

This weekend Passover begins. Jewish people around the world will gather around Seder tables and read from a Haggadah, a text containing the story of the Jews leaving Egypt, along with prayers and commentary.

So it’s no wild surprise that my dad is a bit perplexed about a coffee brand originally manufactured in Nashville, Tennessee, somehow having its brand splashed across this religious text. “I don’t really think anyone knows the answer,” he said.

“I mean, just like everybody I grew up with, we would use the Maxwell House Haggadah.” It wasn’t just his family.

It was everyone, it seemed. Of course, my grandfather would modify it in his own way. Read more from…

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