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Haggadah, The: (lit. "the telling") book that retells the story of the exodus, from which the Passover seder is conducted
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It is not the prevailing Lubavitch custom to make a point of completing the recitation of Hallel before midnight. Hallel Nirtzah Seemingly, the heading Nirtzahshould have been placed at the conclusion of the Haggadah. Indeed, we find that most authorities...
The third cup of wine is poured and the following passages are recited: שיר A Song of Ascents. When G‑d returns the exiles of Zion, it will be as if we had been dreaming. Then, our mouth will be filled with laughter and our tongue with songs of joy. Then ...
The afikoman is the half of the middle matzah that was hidden away to be eaten at the conclusion of the meal. There is an unresolved question as to whether the afikoman is intended to commemorate the Paschal offering or the matzah that was eaten together ...
It is customary to begin the festive meal by eating the egg from the Seder plate after it is dipped in salt-water to recall the Chagigah sacrifice offered in the Beis HaMikdash. The shankbone should not be eaten. There is no need to recline while eating t...
The korech is a sandwich including a kezayis from the third matzah and a kezayis of maror. It must also be eaten bichedei achilas p’ras. In this instance as well, one may rely on the more lenient opinions that consider a kezayis to be ¾ of an ounce and ke...
In the present age, eating maror fulfills a Rabbinic commandment. In this instance as well, one must eat a kezayis bichedei achilas p’ras. When it is difficult for a person to eat a full ounce of maror, he may rely on the more lenient opinions that consid...
It is a positive commandment to eat matzah on the Seder night. To fulfill one’s obligation, one must eat a kezayis (a measure formally described as the size of an olive, and traditionally determined as one ounce; 25.6 grams). This amount of matzah must be...
The hands are washed in preparation for partaking of the matzah. The following blessing is recited: ברוך Blessed are You, G‑d, our L‑rd, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us concerning the washing of hands.
It is not the prevailing Lubavitch custom to lift up the Seder plate at this time. It is, however, customary to partially uncover the matzos. The Haggadah should be recited loudly and clearly, and with joy. הא Behold the bread of affliction eaten by our a...
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