Seder

Why one is the Seder's special number

By Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, April 11, 2014

At the Seder table, we celebrate the fact that every single person can connect with our Torah tradition. We read in the Haggadah that the Torah addresses itself to four types of children who represent a cross-section of the Jewish people. “The Torah speaks to four children: one who is wise, one who is wicked, one who is simple and one who does not know how to ask”.

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Pesach frees us from the tyranny of time

By Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer, April 6, 2014

Last year during filming BBC1’s programme about the Seder, I was asked a question by one of the participants that challenged my thinking and enriched my Seder experience.

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Burning not so bright

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Tesco always likes to get in first but the supermarket was too far ahead of the game this time when its Passover goods website displayed as an essential item for the Seder table this image of a blazing menorah.

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Burning not so bright

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Tesco always likes to get in first but the supermarket was too far ahead of the game this time when its Passover goods website displayed as an essential item for the Seder table this image of a blazing menorah.

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North Wales Jewish Network hosts communal seder

April 25, 2008

More than 30 people celebrated Passover in Bangor at the first communal seder run by the North Wales Jewish Network. Participants aged from 18 months to 90 came from Holyhead, Pwhelli, Porthmadog, Bangor and Llandudno. Nathan Abrams, a lecturer at Bangor University, said: “The network continues to thrive and I am delighted that we are gaining new members.” The seder was led by John Burland.

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The seder-night operation that risks a man’s life

By Candice Krieger, April 18, 2008

Accountant Jason Boas would do anything to be having seder night at home with his family tomorrow night.

Instead, the 34-year-old will be undergoing a potentially life-saving operation to remove a tumour from his pancreas. But doctors have warned him there is a 15 per cent chance he will not survive it.

Mr Boas, of Mill Hill, North-West London, was diagnosed in October, after collapsing with stomach pains. He was told the tumour was inoperable and given 18 months to live.

But he endured six months of aggressive chemotherapy, and the tumour shrank to an operable size.

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Help offered to find Seder places

By Jodie Mablin, April 18, 2008

Community organisations have been striving to ensure that no one is denied a place at a Seder table.

Small-communities minister the Rev Malcolm Weisman has fielded calls from throughout the country from people wanting to join a Seder. Rev Weisman, who will this year be conducting a Seder for the Jersey community, stressed the importance of not turning anyone away.

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Nursery children have fun Pesach experience

April 18, 2008

Pupils at the Lubavitch Ruth Lunzer Girls’ Primary School offered the Pesach experience in one hour at its annual Passover exhibition. The nursery children conducted a Pesach clean-up in their mini kitchen. There was a model Seder from the reception class and other activities included a matzah bakery and the search for chametz.

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Banner reminds community of Pesach date

April 18, 2008

A 15ft-long Pesach banner is being displayed by the local Lubavitch group at a busy intersection in a Jewish area, with a reminder of the date and first Seder time. Scottish Lubavitch director Rabbi Chaim Jacobs explained: “We have used this media before to publicise Rosh Hashanah and Chanucah and it is very powerful.”

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