Judaism encourages us to engage with the world around us by being curious about it — and sometimes challenging it. The Torah (the first five books of the Bible) is filled with stories of people asking questions, and the Talmud (the core collection of rabbinic writings) is fueled by rabbis questioning both the texts and each other. The hero of the Passover story, Moses, even questioned God! So why do we ask these particular four questions at a seder (the ritual Passover meal)? Because the answers lead to a retelling of one of the most important stories of the Jewish people — and help us learn about ourselves.
Want to encourage more questions at the seder table — or anytime? Download the PJ Library Question Catcher or learn to make your own using the instructions below.
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Start with a sheet of 8.5x11/A4 paper. Fold the bottom left corner up to the righthand side to make a triangle, then trim the leftover paper.
Turn the paper over so that the folded edges are facedown, and now fold each corner in toward the middle again.
Write numbers 1 through 8 on each of the folded triangles, then lift the flaps and write questions underneath.
Flip it over and decorate the tops of the triangles with markers.
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February 13, 2019