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Seder Melodies
Jewish Family Singing

The Seder is a ritual feast, held in the home on the first and second nights of the Jewish holiday of Pesach, to celebrate the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. It begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan. The word Seder is a Hebrew word meaning ‘order’.

At the Pesach Seder meal it is customary to eat matzah and other symbolic foods and to relate the story of the exodus from the book of the Haggadah (meaning ‘narration’). The Seder is an occasion for giving thanks for freedom and for rededication to the idea of liberation.

Most of the following songs are sung after the meal, some are sung as part of the service.

Seder Melodies Recordings Songsheets Stories
Adir Hu
B’chol Dor Va’dor
Chad Gadya
Echad Mi Yodea
Hodu Ladonai Ki Tov
Ki Lo Na’eh Ki Lo Yaeh
L’shanah Haba’ah Birushalayim
Odecha
Pitchu Li
The Order of Service for Seder
Vhi She'amda
         

Credits for song introductions:
Jewish Encyclopaedia
Wikipedia
Answers.com
Mark Duke
Hirsh Cashdan

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