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Why do we pour wine out of the cup at the Seder?

When reading the Haggdah during the Passover Seder we spill1 wine from our cups into a broken bowl three times:1) At the mention of “blood, smoke,...

Should I use red or white wine for the Four Cups at the Seder?

It is preferable to use red wine for the Four Cups of wine at the Seder, but if you don't have any, white wine is fine.1 There are two reasons for...

What is the formula for pouring the wine from the cup during the seder?

We spill wine from our cups three times during the Pesach seder:1) At the mention of “blood, smoke, and pillars of fire.”2) At the mention of...

Passover: A Matter of Taste?

“In every generation a person is obligated to regard himself as if he had come out of Egypt” - The Haggadah. Though the seder traditionally...

What should I do about the four cups if I can't tolerate alcohol?

It is preferable to finish the entire cup, but at least 1.46 ounces of wine must be drunk of each of the four cups. If one cannot stomach so much wine,...

Four sons. Four questions. Four cups. For what?

G-d's name is comprised of four letters Y-H-V-H. This specific name of G-d supplies life and energy to all of creation, and therefore all of...

More reasons for the 4 cups of wine at the seder?

Wine is considered to be a royal drink and symbolizes freedom. We drink four cups of wine because of (see Why four cups of wine at the Passover Seder?...

Why four cups of wine at the Passover Seder?

G-d uses four expressions of redemption in describing our exodus from Egypt and our birth as a nation:1 1. “I will take you out…” 2....

Why is there a different number for the matzot and cups of wine?

At the Seder table, we have three matzot and four cups of wine.Here’s one explanation: The four cups of wine correspond to the four expressions of...

What does the Cup of Elijah signify?

During the Passover Seder we drink four cups of wine (or grape juice). There is a custom to pour a fifth cup, and this cup is known as the "Cup of...