Four specific questions asked at the beginning of the Passover seder, the answers to which shape the rest of the retelling of the exodus from Egypt.
(the) Four Questions
The 49-day period that begins on the second night of Passover and ends on Shavuot.
"Dessert" (Greek); matzah is the official "dessert" of the Passover seder meal. During the seder, the children traditionally "steal"and hide the afikoman, and it must be redeemed by the seder leader.
Foods not eaten during Passover. Chametz typically includes leavened bread or any food that contains wheat, rye, barley, oats, or spelt, unless production has been supervised to ensure that it has not leavened.
A mixture of fruits, nuts, spices and wine eaten as part of the Passover seder. Its color and consistency reminds us of the bricks and mortar used by the Israelite slaves.
"Secular part of the occasion;" during Passover and Sukkot, the intermediate days of the festival.
A special cup used during the Passover seder to symbolize Elijah, who symbolizes the coming of the Messianic age.
"Telling or narrative;" Jewish text that sets forth the order of the Passover seder; plural: Haggadot.
A green herb or vegetable (parsley, celery, watercress) used as part of the Passover seder to symbolize spring and rebirth.
"Wheat money;" money collected prior to Passover and used to assist the needy to celebrate the holiday.
"Bitter;" the bitter herb or vegetable (i.e., horseradish) eaten during the seder to symbolize the bitter plight of the enslaved Israelites.
matza, matzo, matzoh
Unleavened bread eaten during the seder that symbolizes the hurried departure of the Israelites from Egypt. Eating matzah is obligatory only at the seder. During the rest of Pesach, one may abstain from matzah as long as all chametz is avoided; plural: matzot
"Passover;" a major Jewish spring festival that commemorates the Israelites Exodus from Eqypt more than 3,000 years ago.
"Order;" ritual dinner that includes the retelling of the story of the Israelite's Exodus from Egypt; plural: sederim.
Item on the Passover seder plate that symbolizes the paschal sacrifice.