“Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s always laughter and good red wine.
At least I’ve always found it so.
Monday, April 10, 2017
You Gotta Ask Yourself....
Time to break out the Haggadah and get ready for the seder meal!
Ma nishtana ha lyla ha zeh mikkol hallaylot? Why is this night different from all other nights?
Shebb'khol hallelot anu okh’lin ḥamets umatsa, vehallayla hazzTiime to get out the Haggadah!e kullo matsa. Why is it that on all other nights during the year we eat either leavened bread or matza, but on this night we eat only matza?
Shebb'khol hallelot anu okh’lin sh’ar y'rakot, vehallayla hazze maror. Why is it that on all other nights we eat all kinds of vegetables, but on this night we eat bitter herbs?
Shebb'khol hallelot en anu matbillin afillu pa‘am eḥat, vehallayla hazze sh'tei fe‘amim. Why is it that on all other nights we do not dip [our food] even once, but on this night we dip them twice?
Shebb'khol hallelot anu okh’lin ben yosh’vin uven m'subbin, vehallayla hazze kullanu m'subbin. Why is it that on all other nights we dine either sitting upright or reclining, but on this night we all recline?