Passover wordplay: Inclined to recline
In the context of the holiday, reclining allows our bodies to savor the fact that we are telling our children the tale of our liberation as a people, as free human beings. Sit back and enjoy.
It may come as a surprise to some of you, but there it is: During the Passover seder we are obliged to imbibe four glasses of wine and, "The Torah speaks of four sons [children]." But contrary to popular belief, the "Ma Nishtana" (literally, "What is changed?" ) part of the festivities does not consist of four kushiot, or questions.