Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Halocho #1063 - Storytelling is a Mitzva

At the Seder one reads the entire Haggada.

However, there's no Mitzva per se, to read the Haggada.

There's a Mitzva in the Torah to tell one's children the story of the Exodus from Egypt in Question-Answer format on Seder night.

The Haggada gives a framework so that one covers all required parts of the story, which is why it's important to understand and explain all those parts of the Haggada that discuss the slavery, 10 plagues and redemption, in a language that all participants understand.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 119:4

- Danny
2 Nissan 5773

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