The Four Questions

Haggadah Section: -- Four Questions

Questioning is a healthy sign of freedom. Asking questions is so fundamental that, according to the rabbis, even if one finds oneself alone on Passover, the Four Questions should be asked aloud. Traditionally, the youngest child is called upon to ask these four questions about the differences that mark this night. We encourage children to question and all who are present may ask the Four Questions. 

MA NEESH-TA-NAH HA-LIE-LAH HA-ZEH MEE-KOHL HA-LAY LOHT? Why is this night different from all other nights?

1. SHE-B'-KHOL HA-LAY-LOHT A-NOO O-KH'-LEEN KHA-MAYTZ OO-MA- TSA. HA-LIE-LA HA-ZEH KOO-LOH MA-TSA. On all other nights we eat either bread or matsah. Why, on this night, do we eat only matsah?

2. SHE-B'-KHOL HA-LAY-LOHT A-NOO O-KH'-LEEN SH'-AR YIH'- RAH- KOHT. HA-LIE-LA HA-ZEH MA-ROR. On all other nights we eat herbs of any kind. Why, on this night, do we eat only bitter herbs? 

3. SHE-B'KHOL HA-LAY-LOHT AYN A-NOO MAT-BEE-LEEN AFEE-LOO PA-AM EH-KHAT. HA-LIE-LA HA-ZEH SH'TAY F'-AHMEEM. On all other nights, we do not dip our herbs even once. Why, on this night, do we dip them twice? 


On all other nights, we eat either sitting or leaning. Why, on this night, do we eat while leaning? 

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