UR-HATZ, Washing the Hands
Traditionally, the high priests in the Temple washed their hands before all holy duties. We will wash our hands now to help us feel that holiness, but since we will not be eating just yet, we won't recite the hand-washing blessing.
KARPAS, Rebirth and Renewal
All holidays have their origins in nature and the seasonal changes, and people throughout the world celebrate similar festivals at roughly the same time throughout the year. Like all people,...