Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Setting up for the Seder


We are supposed to be like royalty on the evening of Passover, at the Seder.

Therefore, one should make sure the table is beautifully set even before the holiday begins. This also provides an added advantage - it allows us to start the Seder as soon as possible, before the kids have fallen asleep!

Of course, this year, when the Seder is Motzaei Shabbat (Saturday night), preparing on Shabbat is prohibited. One idea is to have the Seder table set from Friday, and simply eat the Shabbat meals in a different area. (This is actually advisable for another reason - One who is eating chametz Friday night and Shabbat morning should certainly keep that chametz far from the area where he will eat on Pesach, where at all possible!)

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 472:1-2)

Have a great day,

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