[from Chief Rabbi Professor Jonathan Sacks] Rabbi Cohen writes within a great tradition, bringing together Torah and chokmah, Jewish wisdom and the broad panoply of human knowledge, and finding in their interplay a never-ending source of deepened understanding. He is both sage and man of faith, a lucid teacher and a source of inspiration, and no one will read this work without discovering that the festival they thought they knew so well has a depth and history that are enthralling. --- [from The Jewish Week] .encyclopedic in breadth, features queries that lead the reader through preparation for the holiday, its historical background, symbolism of the seder ritual, commentary on the Haggadah, special festival services in synagogue, and Pesach customs from around the world. As Rabbi Cohen, the author of several books who leads the largest Orthodox congregation in Great Britain believes, "Questions are of the very essence of the spirit of this festival.
Rabbi Jeffrey M. Cohen has distinguished himself in the field of religious affairs as a broadcaster, lecturer, writer and reviewer. A graduate of the Yeshivot of Manchester and Gateshead, and Jews' College, London, Rabbi Cohen received a master's degree in philosophy from London University and a PhD from Glasgow University. He is the author of several books, including 500 Questions and Answers on Chanukah, as well as over 200 articles. He is a former member of the cabinet of the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain. He also served as the Rabbi of Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue, the largest Orthodox congregation in Great Britain, prior to retirement. He and his wife Gloria have four children and twelve grandchildren.