Westchester Jewish Center

Passover - "The Four Questions"

Seder Plate

The Haggadah records four questions, which are to be asked by the youngest person present at the Seder capable of doing so, to the person who is conducting the Seder, whose duty it is to then respond.

The Four Questions are as follows:

1. Why is this night different from all other nights?
For on all other nights we eat Chametz and Matzah; And tonight we may eat only Matzah!

2. Why is this night different from all other nights?
For on all other nights, we may eat any vegetable that we want; And tonight we must eat specifically Marror!

3. Why is this night different from all other nights?
For on all other nights we don’t have to dip any vegetable into a liquid; But tonight we must dip two vegetables into a liquid - Karpas into Salt Water and Marror into Charoset!

4. Why is this night different from all other nights?
For on all other nights, we eat either sitting straight or leaning; But tonight we are required to lean!


Click here to listen to the Four Questions being sung.