The Passover Seder


What is Judaism?

Judaism is the monotheistic religion of the Jews.

The Jews collectively.

The Passover Seder.

The passover Seder is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. It is conducted on the evenings of the 14th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, and on the 15th by traditionally observant Jews living outside Israel. This corresponds late March or April in the Gregorian calendar.

What is a 'Seder'?

A Jewish Seder is a religious ceremony which celebrates the liberation of the Hebrews from servitude in Egypt. The word "seder" means "order" in Hebrew, referring to the 15 parts of the Seder ritual which are observed in a specific sequence during the ceremony and centers around the Passover Seder meal.

Who prepares the Seder meal?

Generally the family who is hosting the Seder prepares the meal. This can be very intensive process. The most observant use a completely separate set of cookware, utensils and dishes (Kosher for Passover) for preparation and serving the Passover Seder meal.

The Seder plate, (Order of placement)

On a cloth or plate placed above the three matzot, we place the following items:

  • The Sharkbone
  • The Egg
  • The Bitter Herbs
  • The Mixture
  • The Vegetable
  • The Bitter Herbs (Lettuce).