Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Moshiach Seudah

Pesach begins with a special meal, the Seder.

    Pesach begins with a special meal, the Seder. In the past 250 years or so, the custom has grown to conclude it with another special meal on the final afternoon of Pesach, known as Moshiach Seudah, or the Messiah's meal.

    The Moshiach Seudah was instituted by the Ba'al Shem Tov (1698-1760) the founder of Chasidism, and is today practised mostly by Chasid, especially from Chabad (Lubavitch). The custom is to eat matzah and drink four cups of wine at the meal.

    The idea of the Moshaich seudah is to look forward to the complete messianic redemption in the future. As the Tzemach Tzedek, the third Lubavitcher Rebbe put it, "The last day of Pesach is the conclusion of that which began on the first night of Pesach. The first night of Pesach is our festival commemorating our redemption from Egypt .... The last day of Pesach is our festival commemorating the final redemption."

Jewish ways

Not sleeping on Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi Julian Sinclair

Not sleeping on Rosh Hashanah
Jewish ways

Censoring Aleinu

Rabbi Julian Sinclair

Censoring Aleinu
Jewish ways

Can you eat a veggie cheeseburger?

Rabbi Julian Sinclair

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Can you eat a veggie cheeseburger?
Jewish ways

Reading the ketubah

Rabbi Julian Sinclair

Reading the ketubah
Jewish ways

Reciting psalm 27 in Ellul

Rabbi Julian Sinclair

Reciting psalm 27 in Ellul
Jewish ways

Havdalah before Tishah B'av

Rabbi Julian Sinclair

Havdalah before Tishah B'av
Jewish ways

Thirteen Attributes

Rabbi Julian Sinclair

Thirteen Attributes
Jewish ways

Dedicating a new home

Rabbi Julian Sinclair

Dedicating a new home
Jewish ways

Spilling wine at Havdalah

Rabbi Julian Sinclair

Spilling wine at Havdalah