Postponement Prayer by Heather Paul On the morning prior to seder, we customarily perform the ritual of burning leavened bread, Bee-ur chametz, to signify that we have cleansed our homes of chametz and are ready for Passover. This year, as we ready for seder, we also need to acknowledge that our hopes and expectations for a holiday shared with loved ones in person have been transformed and postponed. We still seek to find holiness in these times.
“The Order” performed by Shabbat Unplugged on A Night of Questions. * This song helps all participants remember where we are in the seder. In some families, the song is sung at the beginning of each section only up until that section is mentioned. For example, at Kadesh, sing “Kadesh!” At Urchatz, sing “Kadesh, urchatz!” In this way, the song only gets completed at the end of the seder.
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