Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Halocho #1314 - The Seder night menu

On Seder night there's a Mitzva in the Torah to eat a piece of Korban Pessach on Matza with Marror (bitter herbs). 

Until the Bet Hamikdash (temple) is rebuilt we only have the Matza and Marror. 

The minimum Torah requirement is to eat a Kezayit (an olive's worth) of Matza, which is approximately one-third of a square machine-Matza. 

At a typical Seder it is customary to eat 2 Kezeitim for Motzi-Matza, a 3rd Kezayit for the Hillel-sandwich and a fourth Kezayit for the Afikomen. 

On Seder night there's also a Rabbinic requirement to drink 4 cups of wine. 

All the above - besides for the Marror - must be eaten while leaning on one's left side. 

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 119:4, 5, 7

May we merit to eat the Korban Pessach soon, in our lifetime.

- Danny
Wednesday, 24 Adar II 5774

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