from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Judaism The feast commemorating the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, celebrated on the first night or the first two nights of Passover.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The order of the service and feast on the first night of the Jewish Passover, repeated on the second night by those who keep the Second day.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Judaism) the ceremonial dinner on the first night (or both nights) of Passover
The word Seder itself, in Hebrew, actually means order.
This application of information design to the Passover Seder is obsessive, wonderful, and massively cognitively dissonant.
Look at how I treated the Pope! just as his Seder was a insincere gesture for his Jewish supporters, his appearances at UCC were a nod to his radical black constituency, and his more mainstream religious maneuvers were a fraudulent sop to the rest of the country.
Now for those that don't celebrate Passover, the real quick summary is that a Seder is a ritual meal you eat on the first two nights of the holiday, to commemorate the Jews' flight from Egypt and escape from Pharoah's reign, eventually culminating in... yes, you've guessed it... the ten commandments!
It is again no mere coincidence that our great celebration of freedom is called a Seder, a word that means order.
Most Jews celebrate Passover by going to a specialized ritual dinner called a Seder on the first two days of the holiday.
This is called Seder, and is a sort of religious service that takes place around the dinner table around which friends and family have gathered.
The so-called Seder Revolution, combined with international pressure, helped drive the Syrians out earlier this year.
It's what people are calling Seder (ph) Revolution, a kind of echo of the Orange Revolution in Kiev.
O'BRIEN: So will a new Lebanon emerge from this so-called Seder (ph) Revolution, and does it signal a power shift in the Middle East?
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