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Thursday, March 11, 2010

So You'd Like a Shorter Seder?

Our Pesach sedarim used to last a minimum of six (6) hours. It was not unusual to end around 3:00 a.m. if we started at 9:00 p.m. the night before. Now that we're older, we have not been able to stay awake so late. . . D. H. was usually nodding off by the time we were in the middle of Hallel, while I still managed to more or less stay awake through the songs at the end (somebody had to!)--but this year we'll do our best to stay awake for the whole nine yards, because our kids will be here.

However, for those of you who are really wimpy and can't handle a long seder, here's one that should be just your speed: The Sixty Second Seder!



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2 comments:

Batya said...

We've never been in the super-long seder competitions. There have been many years when my husband would fall asleep very early and the kids would finish alone and I'd go off to nurse a baby and wake up the net morning.

In recent years we read it all sing a bit and talk a little and eat enough.

Lady-Light said...

Batya: I used to love the sedarim, when I was little; I would do anything to prolong it, as it was, to me, a step into another world.

That magic has stayed with me all these years (except that now it's harder to stay awake!)

It was never about "super-long seder competitions."

 
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