This Haggadah is the Way: A Star Wars Unofficial Passover Parody

Darth Seders have been going on for years, and the time had come for a proper text to accompany the evening (or two, in the diaspora). Enter Martin...

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Martin Bodek

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Martin currently lives in NJ with his wife and three children. He is an avid marathoner, Daf Yomi participant, Wordler, vexillologist, and halvah aficionado. He is a technologist by day, and a writer by night.

A freelance writer on Jewish interest topics for three decades, his work has been published in The Huffington Post, The Denver Post, The Washington Times, The Jewish Press, Country Yossi Magazine, Modern Magazine, The Jewish Link of NJ, The Jewish Book Council, scoogiespin, israelinsider, bangitout, jewcentral, Jew in the City, Aish, and Shepherd. His work was translated for Germany’s only weekly Jewish newspaper, The Jüdische Allgemeine. Zaidy’s War was translated into Yiddish and serialized in Der Yid. He is the co-creator of, a popular Jewish news satire site, the beat reporter for JRunners, the surname columnist for jewishworldreview, the cufflink columnist for The Jewish Link of NJ, and is part of the Word Prompt rotation in The Jewish Press

The Emoji Haggadah, The Festivus Haggadah, The Coronavirus Haggadah, and The Shakespeare Haggadah generated much praise and media attention, and were covered in The Jewish Week, The Jewish Link of NJ, Jewish Vues, Vos Iz Neias, Jewish Book Council, northjersey, The Forward, Jewish Journal, J-Wire, Vox, The Jewish Press, The Jewish Fund, The Jerusalem Post, The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, The Jüdische Allgemeine, Moked, various blogs, eater, nj1015, New York Shakespeare Instagram Live, The Cindy Grosz Show, and The New York Times.

Zaidy’s War, the memoir of his grandfather’s unreal WWII experience, launched Martin on an international, multi-venue public speaking/podcast/Zoom talk/book club tour that remains ongoing.

His latest, This Haggadah is the Way, is his twelfth book. He’ll eat it up, he loves it so. 

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The seders are over, as is my feverish haggadah interlude. 'Twas an amazing season.

Now I need to get back to what I was doing before I launched This Haggadah is The Way: A Star...

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Hi! Every year, I send out an annual pre-Passover e-mail filled with all the wonderful media attention I've received for whatever latest haggadah I've published.

This year,...

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The greatest possible honor my work could feasibly receive, and the finest honor imaginable that could be granted to my family, has come to pass.

My book, Zaidy's War, was read...

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