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IN or­der to stem the tide of alien­ated men leav­ing Ju­daism, the Re­form move­ment in Amer­ica has come up with a wizard wheeze — the male-only hag­gadah.

Rab­bis Dan Moskovitz and Perry Net­ter have adapted the Ex­o­dus story to make re­li­gion more rel­e­vant to mod­ern men’s lives. So, the 10 plagues now in­clude prostate can­cer, hair loss, weight gain and im­po­tence, and the four ques­tions are given a gen­der twist, for in­stance: “Why is it that, no mat­ter how old I get, I don’t un­der­stand women?”

The two rab­bis ex­plain that the book touches on “cer­tain ex­pe­ri­ences that only men can share… men need the com­pany of men, to be men”.

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