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They are the very essence of the Seder and the rest of the evening is devoted to answering them. In
some families, it is the custom for the youngest to do the asking, whereas in others all the children
make the recitation, separately or in unison. Where there are no children present an adult will ask the
questions, (Pesachim 116a) the Rabbis tell us that if a person is celebrating the Seder on his own he
should ask himself (Mish. Ber. 473 .V. ).
The purpose of the Seder is twofold. Firstly, to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt
celebrating our freedom and the welding of the Children of Israel into one Jewish Nation. Secondly, to
pass on to the next generation, our children, our Laws, traditions, customs and the fulfillment of the
commandments so that they in their turn will do the same to their children and children's children thus
continuing the unbroken chain reaching back to the founders of our nation Abraham and his wife
Sarah (Ex. Ch. 12. V. 26).
We hope, that the whole of the preparation of the Seder together with the unusual display of
items on the Seder dish, the Matzoth on the table instead o...
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