Question of the Week:
My favourite part of the Seder is when the kids sing the famous Four Questions, Ma Nishtana. But I always wondered why we call it the Four Questions. Look at the text, they are actually four statements:
Why is this night different from all other nights?
On all other nights we eat chometz (leaven) or matzah. On this night we eat only matzah.
On all other nights we eat any type of vegetables. On this night, we eat maror (bitter herbs).
On all other nights we are not required to dip even once. On this night we dip twice.
On all other nights we eat either sitting or reclining. On this night, we all recline.
So are they questions or answers?
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