There is a cowtale which since the beginning and for a
long time was only shared by and only told amongst
the cows themselves. The cowtale speaks of the time
when God was still busy creating Heaven and all that is
under it.  Because God is God, God created a perfect
cow meadow.  After a while, God ended up regretting
to have overdone it.  To make amends, God created
moomoocow and stuck moomoocow in the cow
meadow.  moo moo moo.
Mayerson JCC, Amberley Village, Ohio.

Mayerson JCC, Amberley Village, Ohio.
Photocredit: The New Studio
The Passover Seder /ˈseɪdər/ (Hebrew: סֵדֶר [ˈsedeʁ] 'order, arrangement'; Yiddish: סדר‎ seyder) is a
Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. It is conducted
throughout the world on the evening of the 14th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar (with a
calendar day reckoned to start at sunset). The day falls in late March or in April of the Gregorian
calendar and the Passover lasts for 7 days in Israel and 8 days outside Israel. Jews generally observe
one or two seders: in Israel, one seder is observed on the first night of Passover; many Diaspora
communities hold a seder also on the second night. The Seder is a ritual performed by a community or
by multiple generations of a family, involving a retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites
from slavery in ancient Egypt. This story is in the Book of Exodus (Shemot) in The Hebrew Bible. The
Seder itself is based on the Biblical verse commanding Jews to retell the story of the Exodus from
Egypt: "You shall tell your child on that day, saying, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I
came out of Egypt.'" (Exodus 13:8) Traditionally, families and friends gather in the evening to read the
text of the Haggadah, an ancient work derived from the Mishnah (Pesahim 10).The Haggadah contains
the narrative of the Israelite exodus from Egypt, special blessings and rituals, commentaries from the
Talmud, and special Passover songs.

Seder customs include telling the story, discussing the story, drinking four cups of wine, eating matza,
partaking of symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder Plate, and reclining in celebration of freedom.
The Seder is performed in much the same way by Jews all over the world. The Seder is the most
commonly celebrated of Jewish rituals.

In Cincinnati, the Passover Seder experience is shared with the entire community through the Annual
AJC Community Intergroup Seder Noontime Gathering.
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