Saturday, April 12, 2008

Karpas and Maror


When one recites the blessing before eating Karpas at the Seder, one should keep in mind that this blessing includes the blessing for Maror, the bitter herb.

There is great debate as to whether it is better to eat a small amount of Karpas, or a large amount, relating to various laws. The general Ashkenazi practice is to eat a small amount, less than an olive-sized amount, to avoid an obligation to recite an immediate after-blessing, which would constitute an interruption between the Karpas and the Maror.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 473:6)

Have a great day,


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