The First Seder is the ceremonial feast held on the first two nights of Passover, is one of the most intricate rituals in the Jewish calendar. It is the start of an eight-day stretch of complicated and demanding dietary restrictions. The initial meal, which ranges from eating bitter herbs to reciting Talmudic passages in a foreign language, usually lasts for several hours—and dinner isn’t served until more than halfway through.
In Judaism, Passover is dubbed the festival of freedom. It celebrates the eternal quest for dignity and freedom which is perhaps the greatest expression of human dignity. Say a prayer for the Jewish people and keep in your thoughts all of those Jewish communities around the world that are still plagued by anti-Semitism, hatred, intolerance and violence.