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n. pl. Se·ders or Se·dar·im (sĭ-där′ĭm, sĕ-dä-rĭm′) Judaism
A ritual feast commemorating the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, held on the first night or first two nights of Passover.

[Hebrew sēder, order, arrangement, Seder; see sdr in Semitic roots.]


(Judaism) Judaism a ceremonial meal with prescribed ritual reading of the Haggadah observed in Jewish homes on the first night or first two nights of Passover
[from Hebrew sēdher order]


(ˈseɪ dər)

n., pl. Se•ders, Se•da•rim (ˌseɪ dɑˈrim)
Judaism. a ceremonial dinner, held on the first night or first two nights of Passover, that includes the reading of the haggadah and the eating of foods symbolic of the Israelites' slavery and the Exodus from Egypt.
[1860–65; < Hebrew sēdher literally, order, arrangement]


- The Hebrew word for "order, procedure"; it is the ceremonial Jewish dinner held on the first night of Passover.
See also related terms for procedure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Seder - (Judaism) the ceremonial dinner on the first night (or both nights) of PassoverSeder - (Judaism) the ceremonial dinner on the first night (or both nights) of Passover
Last Supper, Lord's Supper - the traditional Passover supper of Jesus with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
supper - a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime
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On Friday March 30th, at sundown, Jewish families all over the world will take part in the Seder ceremony which marks the beginning of Passover 2018.
The McHenry County Jewish Congregation, 8617 Ridgefield Road in Crystal Lake, will host a Community Passover Second Night Seder from 6:30 to 8:30 p.
The Passover seder is a known tradition, which started at the White House in 2008.
At the very beginning of the Seder we read, "Let all who are hungry come and eat.
No fewer than 1,600 people will take part in Israel's largest Passover Seder, scheduled to be held at the Gallery Palace catering hall in Jaffa on Monday evening.
The Passover seder is one of Judaism's most simultaneously stable and mutable traditions: There are universally agreed-upon aspects of the ritual (the four questions, the bitter herb, the four cups of wine), and yet there are many variations.
Seder is a ceremonial dinner that commemorates the Exodus of Jewish slaves from Egypt.
The Passover Seder is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover.
Top: Ghulam and Judith pray together during the seder service, marked by matza and other symbolic foods.
Frogs in the Bed" is a great illustrated Seder activity book based on a well known song of the same name.
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It re-imagined the traditional Passover seder (ritual feast) from the point of view of women, including Moses's sister, Miriam, and has inspired feminist seders throughout the world.