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Seder, the: (lit. “order”); the order of service observed at home on the first night (first two nights in the Diaspora) of Passover. Plural: Sedarim.
On the two-day observance of the holidays in the Diaspora
I know that in Israel the Seder is only celebrated on the first night. For the rest of us living outside of Israel, is the second Seder as important as the first, or is it just a custom?
Chana Question: What would you tell the “Wise Child” to keep his interest strong during the Passover Seder? What would make the experience even more meaningful for a child like this? How would you direct or encourage a child like this in life? Answer: Hav...
Chana Question: 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? Answer: The role of women at the seder is the same as the role of men--to recount, discuss and delve into t...
Question: I've just been invited to attend my first seder ever. I am so excited and want to do the right things. What should I bring as a gift? Can I bake chocolate chip cookies (no yeast in them)? Or would fruit be better? Answer: Thanks for writing, I'm...
Question: I have a question regarding the Passover seder. It is written that the Seder should commence as soon as everyone comes home from the evening service in the synagogue, so that the small children should not fall asleep. In my house, however, my hu...
The holidays are called moadim in Hebrew, from the word moed, which also means “appointment.”
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with coronavirus curtailing travel plans and social interactions, many are facing the prospect of celebrating Passover alone. Here's what you need to know.
Universal custom is to wash before eating the karpas vegetable and again before making the hamotzi on the matzah
I’m having lots of guests from very different backgrounds over for the Seder, and I don’t want people to have to stay out too late.
There are a number of customs; here are a few: Many have the custom to read the Song of Songs on the Shabbat of the intermediate days of Passover before the morning Torah reading. If there is no Shabbat during the "intermediate days," then the Song of Son...
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