Traditionally, we have four important mitzvot to accomplish at the seder.  The word "mitzvah" can be translated as a good deed, an obligation specific to Jews or as a commandment from God.  Tonight, we are commanded to ...

  1. Drink the four cups of wine.
  2. Eat at least half of a matzah.
  3. Tell the story.
  4. Eat the maror (bitter herbs).

As you can see, we'll cover these as we make our way through the seder.  (By the way, "seder" means "order" in English).

haggadah Section: Introduction