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[Sephardic Hebrew se-dah-reem; Ashkenazic Hebrew suh-dah-rim, sey-dah-rim]
  1. a plural of Seder.
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noun, plural Se·ders, Hebrew Se·da·rim [Sephardic Hebrew se-dah-reem; Ashkenazic Hebrew suh-dah-rim, sey-dah-rim] /Sephardic Hebrew sɛ dɑˈrim; Ashkenazic Hebrew səˈdɑ rɪm, seɪ dɑˈrɪm/. Judaism.
  1. a ceremonial dinner that commemorates the Exodus from Egypt and includes the reading of the Haggadah and the eating of symbolic foods, generally held on the first night of Passover by Reform Jews and Jews in Israel and on both the first and second nights by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside of Israel.
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Origin of Seder

First recorded in 1860–65, Seder is from the Hebrew word sēdher literally, order, arrangement
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Historical Examples of sedarim

  • They follow different customs regaining the division of the Pentateuch into Parashioth and Sedarim.

    Early Travels in Palestine

    Arculf et al.

  • That is to say, you may be ever so well versed in all these six sedarim; yet the main point is the last, the fear of God.

British Dictionary definitions for sedarim


  1. Judaism a ceremonial meal with prescribed ritual reading of the Haggadah observed in Jewish homes on the first night or first two nights of Passover
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Word Origin for Seder

from Hebrew sēdher order
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Word Origin and History for sedarim



home service on the first nights of Passover, 1865, from Hebrew sedher "order, procedure," related to sedherah "row, rank."

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