Four Questions of Passover

To help get the children to get involved in the Seder, questions were designed to asked of the leader of the Seder. Most of the time it is the youngest child present that asks the questions, if no children are at the Seder then anyone can ask.


Introductory Question

Introductory Question

Ma nishtana ha-laila ha-zeh mi-kol ha-lelot?

Why is this night different from all other nights?


First Question

first question

She-be-chol ha-lelot anu ochlin chametz u-matza, ha-laila ha-zeh kulo matza?

Why is it that on all other nights during the year we eat either bread or matza, but on this night we eat matza?


Second Question

second question

She-be-chol ha-lelot anu ochlin she-ar yetajit, ha-laila ha-zeh moror?

Why is it that on all other nights we eat all kinds of vegetables, but on this night we eat bitter herbs?


Third Question

third question

She-be-chol ha-lelot en anu matbilin afilu pa’am echat, ha-laila ha-zeh shetay fe’amim?

Why is it on all other nights we do not dip even once, but on this night we dip twice?


Fourth Question

fourth question

She-be-chol ha-lelot anu ochlin bayn yoshvin u-vayn mseubin, ha-laila ha-zeh kelanu mesubin?

Why is it that on all other nights we eat either sitting or reclining, but on this night we eat in a reclining position?


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