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For some of the classic answers to this question, see Why four cups of wine by the seder? and What is the significance of the four cups of wine? Allow me, however, to share an interesting idea I just came across in the Marcus Lehmann Haggadah. (Rabbi Dr. ...
Wine is considered a royal drink, one that symbolizes freedom. It is the appropriate beverage for the nights when we celebrate our freedom from Egyptian bondage. Many reasons are given for drinking four cups of wine. Here are some of them: When promising ...
G‑d uses four expressions of redemption in describing our Exodus from Egypt and our birth as a nation: Exodus 6:6-7. 1. "I will take you out…" 2. "I will save you…" 3. "I will redeem you…" 4. "I will take you as a nation…" Our sages instituted that we sho...
Question: The women at my Seder would like a representation of the importance of Miriam during the Exodus. Is a Miriam's Cup allowed? Answer: As with any "new" custom, there is always the fear of what is behind the custom; who began it and what was their ...
There are multiple reasons and meanings behind the age-old tradition of pouring Elijah a cup of wine and opening the door. Here are some of them.
While this custom is simple enough and pretty universal, its reason is far from elementary.
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