A Formative - and Food-related - Moment

Rabbi Gamliel proposes that the seder menu be recited at the table, not as an auxiliary text but rather as a key element in the meal. If menu is not recited, the commandment to observe Passover has not been performed.

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According to the literal interpretation of the biblical text, the purpose of the festival of Passover is to preserve the story of the Exodus from Egypt in the collective Jewish memory: "And it shall be for a...