Passover 101 – The Basics

Before any major holiday, I like to read through a refresher on the basics. And each year, I enjoy finding new twists to how we’ll celebrate Seder with our young grandchildren. This year, I found inspiration in the Torah portion “Shmot.” Now that our older grandson reads so beautifully, I’ll be adding to his part in the Exodus skit that we do. So back to basics: What do “Seder,” “Passover” and “Haggadah” mean? “Seder” means order. And even though there is a huge amount of variability in how a Seder is conducted, the main elements follow a prescribed order, detailed in the Haggadah, … [Read more...]