Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Halocho #1313 - Storytelling is a Mitzva

At the Seder one reads the entire Haggada. 

However, there's no Mitzva to simply say all the words in 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.

It is important to understand and explain all those parts of the Haggada that recount the slavery, 10 plagues and deliverance, in a language that all participants understand. 

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 119:4

- Danny
Tuesday, 23 Adar II 5774

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