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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.
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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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However, Lifschitz is not letting the setback stop the Seder which typically draws over 1,000 Jews, and is one of four Seders conducted in different parts of Nepal.
The first two days of the holiday are recognized with seders, where the story of Passover is retold during a meal that contains some foods symbolic of the flight from Egypt.
These were some of the dishes enjoyed by Jewish members of the military at their Seders in both European and Pacific theaters of war 70 years ago.
As the premier Glatt kosher establishment in Manhattan, Talia's is proud to announce that once again they will conduct four prepaid Passover Seders with two seatings each night, plus serve lunch and dinner during Chol Hamoed and Yom Tov.
Nevertheless, Lifshitz, who organizes the four massive Seders across Nepal each year with his wife Chani, refused to accept cancelling the Seder, reports Chabad.
Bringing the warmth and tradition of this festival to the Southside Jewish Community, Chabad of Southside will sponsor its fourth annual communal Passover Seders this year on the First and Second nights of Passover - Wednesday Evening March 25th and Thursday Evening March 26th.
In his drugged state, Ira recounts to his family his wild visions of past and present Seders, including a heart-breaking meal with just him and his father eating from cartons of Chinese food: "It's all here and now," he rambles.
Karma Hughes, 47, of Silver Lake said she is not Jewish but has been to Passover Seders before.
He later told me he was brought up "Conservadox" in a family that held serious all-night seders.
We get extremely busy catering all the Seders, and our matzo ball business goes up dramatically,'' Peskin said.
Jews gather at Passover Seders to recall their foundational story with gratitude and awe: God extracted an oppressed people from under the yoke of their oppressors, making of them a vibrant nation.
She's been hosting Seders at her home yearly for almost three decades.