Asking questions is a core tradition in Jewish life, and we welcome questions at this table. By tradition, the youngest person present asks the Four Questions, but at this table, we all ask them together.

מַה נִּשְׁתַּנָּה הַלַּֽיְלָה הַזֶּה מִכָּל הַלֵּילות
שֶׁבְּכָל הַלֵּילוֹת אָֽנוּ אוֹכלין חָמֵץ וּמַצָּה  הַלַּֽיְלָה הַזֶּה כֻּלּוֹ מצה  
שֶׁבְּכָל הַלֵּילוֹת אָֽנוּ אוֹכְלִין שְׁאָר יְרָקוֹת הַלַּֽיְלָה הַזֶּה מָרוֹר
שֶׁבְּכָל הַלֵּילוֹת אֵין אָֽנוּ מַטְבִּילִין אֲפִילוּ פַּֽעַם אחָת  הַלַּֽיְלָה הַזֶּה שְׁתֵּי פְעמים
שֶׁבְּכָל הַלֵּילוֹת אָֽנוּ אוֹכְלִין בֵּין יוֹשְׁבִין וּבֵין מְסֻבִּין.  :הַלַּֽיְלָה הַזֶּה כֻּלָּֽנוּ מְסֻבין


Ma nishtana halaila hazeh mikol haleilot?
Shebichol haleilot anu ochlin chameitz u-matzah. Halaila hazeh kulo matzah.
Shebichol haleilot anu ochlin shi’ar yirakot haleila hazeh maror.
Shebichol haleilot ain anu matbilin afilu pa-am echat. Halaila hazeh shtei fi-amim.
Shebichol haleilot anu ochlin bein yoshvin uvein m’subin. Halaila hazeh kulanu m’subin.


Why is this night different from all other nights?
On all other nights we eat either leavened bread or unleavened bread, (or gluten-free), on this night why do we eat only unleavened bread?
On all other nights we eat all kinds of herbs, on this night, why do we eat only bitter herbs?
On all other nights we do not dip our herbs even once, on this night, why do we dip them twice?
On all other nights we eat our meals sitting in any manner, on this night, why do we all recline at the table?

You are free to ask

You are free to question

Free to learn the answers of tradition,

Free to add answers of your own!


haggadah Section: -- Four Questions
Source: Compilation