The Talmud is divided into orders, sedarim
, which in turn are divided into tractates, masekhtot, and each tractate contains a number of chapters, perakim.
Elijah also attends Passover Sedarim
and is present at circumcisions: see Moses Aberbach and Dov Noy, "Elijah," Encyclopaedia Judaica (1972 edn.
Lehrer juxtaposed Christmas with Hanukkah and other traditional Jewish holidays, concluding that the holiday Chinese dinner functions as a central American Jewish tradition: "We have sedarim
on Passover, we eat latkes on Hanukkah, and, most importantly, we eat Chinese food on Christmas" (2007).
The strong rituals and symbolism of the Seder nights brings back memories of past Sedarim
with family, creating a feeling of connection all the way back to our ancient brethren in Egypt some 3,750 years ago, as they waited for the moment when they could at last leave the House of Slavery.