The Passover Seder and the Haggadah
Passover is the most popular and well observed Jewish holiday. People gather together to tell the biblical story of freedom at Passover Seders. Each symbol on the seder plate reminds us of the Biblical story of Freedom. In this lesson, you will learn about the items on the Seder plate, two Passover songs from the Haggadah, and tips on where to hide the Afikomen.
#1 Mr. Passover teaches us about the Haggadah.
#2 WATCH this video about the Items on the Seder Plate
#3 WATCH this video from Bimbam about Passover traditions
#4 Let’s Sing Together: Mah Nishtanah – Why is tonight Different from All Other Nights?
#5 WATCH and LEARN “Dayenu” with a fun twist from The Maccabeats
#6 STUDY these Jewish text insights
There are many types of haggadah’s. Which one you use is not important. The important thing is to tell the story of Exodus each year as “if you were there and as if you were escaping slavery and going to freedom.”
This picture is the cover to the Szyk Haggadah that was created in the late 1930’s. Happy Passover!
1. What does the word “Haggadah” mean in English?
2. What are the six items on the Seder plate?
3. What are the Four Questions (mah nish tanah)?
4. Where would you hide the afikomen at your seder if it was your job to hide it?
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Also, at the end of the session, remember to review your responses in your Tamid Workbook so you can get credit for this lesson. Behatzlacha (Hebrew for good luck)!
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