At a traditional seder, what is the role of women beyond eating the foods? Do they read from the Haggadah? May they lead the seder?


The role of women at the seder is the same as the role of men—to recount, discuss and delve into the miracle of the Exodus and how it relates to us today. They should definitely read from the Haggadah and they can take the leading role in the seder, in explaining the Haggadah and discussing commentary on it.

Halachically, too, there is no distinction between men and women with regards to the night's obligations.1

In addition, they also light the Passover holiday candles.

Have a happy and kosher Passover,

Chana Weisberg for