Remember the importance of gearing answers to the questioning-style & learning-style of questioners.

WISE ONE: if asked: “What is the meaning of the laws God has commanded you?” then answer: “We were slaves of Pharaoh in the Narrow Places, but God brought us out of there with a mighty hand. Before our eyes, God sent signs and wonders—great and terrible—on Pharaoh and his whole household. But God brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land promised to our ancestors." Deutoronomy 6:20-23

WICKED ONE: if asked: "What does this ceremony mean to you ?" then answer: "It is the Passover sacrifice to God, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in the Narrow Places and spared our homes while those of others were struck down" Exodus 12:26-27

SIMPLE ONE: if asked: "What does this mean?" then answer: "With a mighty hand, God brought us out of the Narrow Places, out of the land of slavery." Exodus 13:14

UNCERTAIN ONE: does not know how to ask - then answer: "‘I do this because of what God did for me when I came out of the Narrow Places" Exodus 13:8

ONE WHO IS NOT PRESENT: seek them out, invite them in, and share this beautiful tradition with them or remember with honor those whose lives were lost and cannot join the festival


haggadah Section: -- Four Children