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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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My first memory of consuming alcohol was at a Passover Seder. I was about 13, and my mom was converting to Judaism in an effort to rediscover herself after her divorce from my dad.
This year I didn't attend a Seder. I've become more aware of what I'm not willing to "pass over," especially at this time of the year.
At the Jewish Center for Youth Services in Buffalo Grove, a community Seder earlier in the day featured Passover foods, including matzo.
Many are met through a special meal which takes place known as the Seder. However, after the four questions are asked, the Matzah is blessed and the meal is consumed, the celebration can continue-by watching TV specials and movies which honor the story of the holiday and the history behind it.
Hundreds of Jews will celebrate the Passover Seder this Friday night in a place that has not seen such a ceremonial meal since 1943, Arutz 7 reported on Wednesday.
Whether you are interested in a fabulous restaurant for the Seder or you don't belong to any local synagogue, Talia's guarantees satisfaction for all of your Passover needs.
Seder Eliyahu is a post-classical rabbinic document that is neither an anthology of homilies such as those found in homiletical midrashim, nor an anthology of exegetical midrashim on a biblical book, says Cordoni, even though it contains passages that have been seen as somehow resembling the genre of rewritten Bible.
"You shall tell your son" This is one of the central mitzvos of the Seder night.
The seder was held by Jewdas, a little-known anti-establishment Jewish group (the name says it all) that has published spoofs such as "The Protocols of the Elders of Hackney." Officially, it is non-Zionist, with all too many unfortunate rhetorical slips by individual (inebriated?) members into anti-Zionism, as well as comments that evoke the old stereotypes of Jew-as-capitalist.
For the seder, Miriam wanted us to prepare in advance.
Tournament Chairman John Merven Gamboa would like to thank the participating teams: Seder Group of Companies ( SEDER Lady Eagles ), Seder Group of Companies ( SEDER Chika Babes ), Kingdom Hospital, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center ( KFSH & RC), King Fahad Medical City (Al Babtain), Dr.
Both consider him to be learned, a master of Hebrew and Latin, a Christian Hebraist with an exceptional knowledge of seder practices, although deeply anti-Judaic.