TRADITION TODAY: We were strangers

Whereas at first every parent simply told the Exodus story in whatever way he or she could, eventually, rather than leave this to the individual, the Sages gave instructions.

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March 29, 2018 19:44
AN AFRICAN migrant sits on the street in Tel Aviv, earlier 2018

AN AFRICAN migrant sits on the street in Tel Aviv, earlier 2018. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS)

The Passover Seder is one of the most observed rituals of Judaism, although not everyone’s Seder follows the prescribed pattern found in the traditional Haggada.

The Seder’s origin is to be found in the Torah’s command, “V’higadeta, And you shall explain to your child on that day, ‘It is because of what the Lord did for me when I went free out of Egypt’” (Exodus 13:8). When eating matza during the seven days of Passover, we are expected to explain what we do by relating it to the events of the Exodus.

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