Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Lifting the Seder Plate


[During the Seder, at "Ha Lachma Anya," we lift the Seder Plate.]

"One could explain the practice simply, based on this midrash:

"It is written (in Psalms), 'From the refuse, Gd will lift up the poor.' This refers to the Jewish people, who were sunken in Egypt, and Gd elevated them."

(Taamei haMinhagim 530, from Matei Aharon)

Have a wonderful Yom Tov,

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