Definition of seder
sedarimplay \sə-ˈdär-əm, ˌse-dä-ˈrēm\
: 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
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Hip Jews seeking to ensure a happy seder are incorporating a very different cultural practice into the ceremony: the Chinese art of Feng Shui.
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Origin and Etymology of seder
Hebrew sēdher order
First Known Use: 1865See Words from the same year
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: a Jewish religious service and dinner that is held on the first or first and second evenings of the Passover
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