The literal meaning of " Echad mi yodea"  is “one, who knows?” This song is almost at the very end of the Hagadah. What interests me most is that every number represents something. For each number the song asks who knows? For example: 10? Who knows 10? I know! 10 are the 10 commandments. But why is this song at the end of the Hagadah? Why couldn’t it be in the beginning? I believe this song is what sums up all of the Hagadah. A lot of children sit down at the Pesach table with their family, reading and listening to the Hagadah, but not understanding the concepts too much. Echad mi yodea  is an easy song to understand. It grabs the children’s attention and makes them want to sing. After each number mentioned, it narrows down to 1, which is the most important and represents that we have only one God of the heavens and the earth. The big miracle of Passover is Yetziat Mitzrayim. Pharaoh did not want to let the Jews out of Egypt and even though Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, nothing worked. 10 plagues were given and the Jews finally came out of Egypt. God split the sea for them to leave Egypt. The stories of these miracles of Passover remind us that we have God. This is how God’s oneness represents the Hagadah. 

haggadah Section: Songs
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