Passover For Kids
Hebrew for "telling," the text that outlines the order of the Passover seder. There are many, many versions of this book, which dates back almost 2,000 years. Because we are commanded to expand upon the story, the Haggadah contains ancient interpretations, as well as stage directions and explanations, for the Passover meal.
The spring holiday commemorating the Exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. The Hebrew name is "Pesach."
A language of West Semitic origins, culturally considered to be the language of the Jewish people. Ancient or Classical Hebrew is the language of Jewish prayer or study. Modern Hebrew was developed in the late-19th and early 20th centuries as a revival language; today it is spoken by most Israelis.
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If you are familiar with the Passover seder, you know that there are many ways to get kids involved, make the retelling of Exodus story into a family-friendly event. But sometimes we still need helpful tips and suggestions. Here are just a few:
For the Seder
- Go through the Haggadah with your children before the seder. Ask them to help you find props to bring to the table, such as stuffed animals for the plagues or costume pieces to wear for chracters such as Moses or Miriam.
- Make kiddish cups (or a cup for Elijah or Miriam) with your kids.
- Make afikomen bags with your kids, for each of them to use at the seder.
- Prepare the four questions with your children, in Hebrew or English (or any other language!). You might want to try coming up with additional questions that your children can ask throughout the night, in addition to or instead of the standard four.
Hebrew for "order," refers to the traditional course of events, or service, surrounding the Passover and Tu Bishvat meals.