seder

noun, often capitalized
se·​der | \ ˈsā-dər How to pronounce seder (audio) \
plural seders also sedarim\ sə-​ˈdär-​əm How to pronounce sedarim (audio) , ˌse-​dä-​ˈrēm \

Definition of seder

: a Jewish home or community service including a ceremonial dinner held on the first or first and second evenings of the Passover in commemoration of the exodus from Egypt

Examples of seder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, Rabbi Aaron Starr said strongly urged members to hold their Passover seders this week with immediate family only. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "At historic Detroit church, 7 members of congregation have died," 10 Apr. 2020 And an additional 10 households will join their seder virtually, via Zoom. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "How families gather for Passover seder amid COVID-19 outbreak," 7 Apr. 2020 Cahana and Posen are working to connect their congregations by giving them tools to host virtual seders. oregonlive, "‘This is not the first plague the Jewish people have been through’: Portlanders prepare to celebrate Passover confined by coronavirus," 2 Apr. 2020 His tales include Barry's comic look at his family's trip to Israel, his daughter's bat mitzvah, going to synagogue over the High Holy Days, his Passover seder and the bris (birth) of his Jewish grandson, among other stories. Marvin Glassman, Jewish Journal, "Boca temple's upcoming events vary from fundraiser to Nuremberg discussion," 29 Mar. 2018 Rare was the Cincinnati seder without something delicious from Pilder’s Deli & Bakery in Dillonvale. Anne Saker, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus in Ohio: How a team, some luck and 46 days made Dan Pilder a COVID-19 survivor," 8 May 2020 Many celebrate by participating in a Passover seder — a home ritual feast that blends religion and culture, and often includes large groups of people. Brieanna J. Frank, azcentral, "'This is what God wants us to do this year': Valley Jews reflect on coronavirus' impact on Passover," 7 Apr. 2020 How families gather for Passover seder amid coronavirus outbreak. Indystar Staff, Indianapolis Star, "Central Indiana coronavirus updates: State reports 5,507 cases, 173 deaths," 7 Apr. 2020 Usually, the Passover seder there involves 100 to 200 people celebrating freedom together. oregonlive, "‘This is not the first plague the Jewish people have been through’: Portlanders prepare to celebrate Passover confined by coronavirus," 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of seder

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seder

Hebrew sēdher order

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“Seder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seder. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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seder

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English Language Learners Definition of seder

: a Jewish religious service and dinner that is held on the first or first and second evenings of the Passover

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