Passover Haggadah

The Haggadah (IPA: [həˈgɑdə]) (Hebrew: הגדה) contains the order of the Passover Seder held at home on the first night (and, outside Israel, also on the second night) of Passover. Haggadah, meaning "telling," is a fulfillment of the scriptural commandment to each Jew to "tell your son" about the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, as described in the book of Exodus in the Torah. This wikibook is an English version of the Haggadah to assist in performing a Passover seder at home.

Table of contents edit

  1. Kadesh (blessings and the first cup of wine)
  2. Ur'chatz (Hand washing)
  3. Karpas (appetizer)
  4. Yachatz (breaking of the middle matzah)
  5. Maggid (The telling)
    1. Ha Lachma Anya (invitation to the Seder)
    2. Mah Nishtanah (The Four Questions)
    3. The Four Sons
    4. "Go and learn"
    5. Kos Sheini (Second Cup of Wine)
  6. Rachtzah (ritual washing of hands)
  7. Motzi Matzah (blessings over the matzo)
  8. Maror (bitter herb)
  9. Korech (sandwich)
  10. Shulchan Orech (the meal [literally, "set table"])
  11. Tzafun (eating of the afikoman)
  12. Barech (Grace after Meals)
    1. Kos Shlishi (the Third Cup of Wine)
    2. Kos shel Eliyahu ha-Navi (cup of Elijah the Prophet)
  13. Hallel (songs of praise)
  14. Nirtzah (next year)

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