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The Seder: What Takes So Long?

Understanding the importance of Passover.

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(101) Shoshana-Jerusalem, March 14, 2017 9:15 AM

eat first

The best way to avoid that hungry "when are we gong to eat?" problem is to eat a good filling meal before candle lighting time and also drink enough. Then you will enjoy the Seder much more. Never go into YomTov (Or Shabbos either) hungry or thirsty. Shabbos is a little different because you should have a good appetite for the Shabbos meal but you could still eat an apple or cake or something before candle lighting and certainly drink. Every minute of Shabbos is supposed to be "oneg" (joy) and if you're platzing away waiting for Kiddush, that's not oneg.

But before the Seder eat a good meal.

(100) Amelia, April 9, 2016 9:24 AM

Every year, your video brings tears

I want to thank everyone involved in bringing these video's to life. They are inspiring and beautiful. I'm just sad that I have not learned these truths from childhood.

(99) Anonymous, June 9, 2015 4:53 PM

this video is amazing! thank you

(98) Stan, April 4, 2015 5:17 AM

understanding Passover

this is the best explanation of Passover I've ever heard. Happy Passover to my Jewish friends. May your Seder be blessed with love of family and friends and wonderful food b

(97) Anonymous, April 2, 2015 4:01 PM

Not everyone has Family or Children

Not everyone has family and not everyone has children so the passing it on from "our parents or grandparents" does not work for one size fits all. I am not single but if I was and especially if I was yearning to be married w/children, this would be painful. I find that with a number of Jewish talks, the assumption that we all have and are part of a family on Jewish holidays especially a loving family that we want to with needs to be addressed. That assumption can do just the opposite of what is intended and that is to cause pain and rejection. The message in general, not just in this video needs to be sensitive and inclusive to all. When someone is outside of a large Jewish Community my experience is that it is very easy not to feel included. I am not sure it is everyone's favorite holiday. In Frum communities, it is easier to find a seder but in reform and conservative communities my experience is that people are much more exclusive. If I don't do the seder or have the funds to attend a synagogue seder, I won't be invited to anyone's house. It is not that I am disliked. It is that a seder is a lot of work and not everyone is into doing the "mitzvot" of guests. I have had people in large Jewish communities say to me you must have lots of invitations and I don't say anything. It hurts when people don't ask or try tol ask to come when it is not a Frum environment. I think it is important to recognize that not everyone has places to go. I am fortunate because I can make Pesach and make it meaningful. There are still many people that I would have liked to have invited that I don't have room for and I really do think it would be nice one day to do the "Seder Project", like the Shabbas Project and try to focus on just "one guest" especially in reform and conservative households. .

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