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Seder (say-dehr) — lit., a. Order; a 15-step family Passover meal commemorating God's rescuing the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt and intended to help recreate the experience for Jews every year b. One of the six divisions (pl., sidrot) of the Mishna
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Seder: Principles
Seder: Purpose
It is praiseworthy to tell the story of Passover even if you know all...
Seder Plate
Five Foods of the Seder Plate
Seder plate consists of five foods:  Shank Bone Shank...
Shulchan Oreich: Eat the Festival Meal
Lamb and Other Meat at Seder
Don’t eat roasted meat of any kind at the seder, including...
Hallel: Saying Hallel Psalms
Hallel Divided at Seder
At the seder , hallel is divided into two parts. The first...
Nirtza: Accepted
Acceptance of Seder and Commandments
We hope that God accepts our seder and all of the commandments that we...
Seder: Practices: Customs
Seder Customs
Here are some seder customs: Have someone else pour the...
Kadeish: Making Kiddush
Alcohol Content of Seder Wine
You may dilute the seder wine to a minimum of 4\% alcohol.
Kadeish: Making Kiddush
Everyone Must Drink at Seder
At the Passover seder , all Jews above the age of bar mitzva or...
Kadeish: Making Kiddush
Red Wine or White for Seder
If you have equally good red wine and white wine, the red is preferred...
Passover Eve: When To Stop Expert Work
Expert Work after Noon before Seder Night
You may not do any types of expert or professional work after halachic...
Passover Night(s): Ma'ariv
Timing of Ma'ariv on Seder Night(s)
Ma’ariv on the first night of Passover may begin at...
Women: Passover
Women: Drinking Wine at Seder
For women and drinking wine at seder , see Everyone Must Drink at Seder .
Women: Passover
Women: Leaning at Seder
For women and leaning at the seder , see Leaning to the Left .
Seder: Steps
The 15 Steps in the Seder
Kadeish U'rchatz Karpas Yachatz Magid...
Magid: Tell the Story
Seder in Bnei Brak
The teachers in Bnai Brak were so engrossed in telling the Passover...
Shulchan Oreich: Eat the Festival Meal
What Constitutes Non-Roasted Meat at Seder?
Meat is not considered to be roasted if, when the baking began, there...
Hallel: Saying Hallel Psalms
Hallel at Night at Passover Seder
There are many opinions as to why we read hallel at night:...
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals/Chagim/Yom Tov
Jewish Festivals are listed in the Torah and are of two types: ...
Passover: Searching for Chametz (Bedikat Chametz)
Passover Chametz Search: When To Search
Search your house for any leavened food or crumbs the night before first...
After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Minimum Measurements
Introduction to After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Minimum Measurements
To say any after-blessing/ bracha achrona ( al ha’michya , al...
Women: Ya’aleh V’Yavo
Women: Ya'aleh V'Yavo
If a girl age 12 or up or a woman forgets to say ya’aleh...
Seder: Three Matzas
Introduction to Three Matzas (Matzot)
The seder table also has a stack of three matzas ( matzot ),...
Karpas: Eat the Vegetable
How Much Karpas To Eat
Eating any amount of karpas fulfills the mitzva of eating karpas...
Karpas: Eat the Vegetable
Karpas Blessing
Dip the karpas in the salt water and say the blessing borei pri...
Yachatz: Break the Matza
Breaking the Middle Matza
Break the middle of the three matzas and hide the...
Magid: Tell the Story
Pesach, Matza, and Maror
Pesach, matza, and maror should be read and explained with special...
Maror: Eat Bitter Vegetable
Maror: How Much To Eat
The minimum amount to fulfill the mitzva of eating maror at seder...
Maror: Eat Bitter Vegetable
Maror: How To Eat It
Say the blessing “ al achilat maror .” Dip the maror...
Maror: Eat Bitter Vegetable
Maror: What To Eat
The ideal bitter vegetable for maror at the Passover seder is...
Tzafun: Hidden (Afikoman)
When To Finish Afikoman
You should ideally finish afikoman by midnight at the Passover...
Bareich: Say Birkat HaMazon
Forgetting Afikoman
If you said birkat ha’mazon at the seder but had forgotten...
Birkat HaMazon: When To Repeat
Birkat HaMazon: When To Repeat If Forgot Additions
When saying birkat ha’mazon , you must repeat birkat...
TORAH STUDY
Siyum
A siyum can be held anytime a book of Torah or Talmud or any other...
Jewish Festivals: What Time Is Mincha
Jewish Festivals: Earliest Mincha
The earliest permissible time to say mincha before a ...
Introduction to Jewish Festivals: Meals
Introduction to Jewish Festival "Eating a Meal" Requirements
We are required to eat two meals on Jewish festivals , each preceded...
Jewish Festivals: Kiddush: Who May Make
Jewish Man or Woman Making Kiddush
Any adult Jew, male or female, may say kiddush for him/herself and, as...
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
To fulfill the two requirements for Jewish festival evening kiddush...
Seder: Practices: Halachot
Leaning to the Left
Every male (13 years old and above) at the seder is required by...
Kadeish: Fifth Cup
Fifth Cup
The fifth cup of wine at seder , for Eliyahu (Elijah) the prophet,...
Kadeish: How Much To Fill and Drink
Four Cups: Minimum Quantity To Fulfill Mitzva
Minimum wine to fulfill the seder mitzva : Each person...
Kadeish: How Much To Fill and Drink
Majority of the Cup/Rov Kos
The seder is the only time in the year that you must drink most of...
Kadeish: Leaning To Left
Leaning To Left while Drinking Four Cups
Every male at the seder is required to lean to the left side while...
Matza: What Kind
When Shmura Matza Is Necessary
The only time you must use shmura matza is for the four commandments...
Motzi/Matza: Blessings
How To Do Motzi and Matza
The seder leader says the blessing “ ha’motzi ”...
Jewish Festivals: Daytime Kiddush
Jewish Festivals: Daytime Kiddush
To fulfill the two requirements for Jewish festival daytime kiddush...
Passover Eve: When To Stop Eating Matza
When To Stop Eating Matza
You may not eat matza after daybreak on the day before the Passover...
Passover Night(s): Eating Matza
When Eating Matza Is Obligatory
The only time when matza must be eaten to fulfill the commandment of...
Introduction to Passover
Introduction to Passover
Introduction to Passover:...
Introduction to Fast Days
Introduction to Fast Days
Introduction to Fast Days The purpose of Jewish fast days is to...
Shabbat: Kiddush: Requirements
Shabbat: Kiddush: Requirements
To do Shabbat kiddush, Say, or hear, the Shabbat kiddush...
Volume/Solid
Volume/Solid
K’Zayit K’zayit is variously defined as being the...
Volume/Liquid
Volume/Liquid
1 Revi’it = Usually 3.3 fl. oz. (99 ml); but 4 fl. oz. (119 ml)...
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments (Mitzvot): Obligations
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments/Mitzvot: Obligations
In addition to prayer obligations (see Women: Minimal Prayer ), women...

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