And it shall come to pass that your child will ask you, “What do you mean by this service?” And you shall tell him: “With a mighty hand, God took us out of Egypt...” (Deut. 6:20-23)
We ask these 4 questions to pass on to the generations our heritage of keeping the Passover.
1. On all other nights we eat bread, why on this night do we eat only Matzah?
A: Matzah reminds us that when our ancestors left Egypt they had no time to let their bread rise, so they baked their bread with no leaven.
2. Why is it on all other nights we eat all manner of herbs but on this night we eat only bitter herbs?
A: The maror reminds us of the bitter and cruel way that Pharoah treated our ancestors as slaves in Egypt.
3. Why is it that on all other nights we do not even dip our herbs once, but on this night we dip them twice?
A: We dip our herbs in Charoset to remind us of the bitterness of our slavery, the cheroset reminds us of the clay our ancestors used to make bricks for Pharoah's buildings. We dip parsley in salt water to remind us of the tears of our captivity.
4. Why on this night do we eat reclined and comfortable?
A: We eat comfortably to remind us that we are no longer slaves but a free and redeemed people.
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