Sunday, March 27, 2011

Qadesh uRechatz - why the Vav? [WOW]

Q:  Why does uRechatz  have the only vav in the 15 steps to the seder?
Given that old Minhag Ashkenaz had washing BEFORE Qiddush
A: Therefore this serves to accentuate this distinction on the Seder night when the order is reversed

Furthermore, it further arouses the curiosity of the children as a result of this out-of-sequence procedure in the Seder

Zissen Pesach

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