There is magic in a Passover seder. For those of us who attended seders as children, there may be magic coating the memories of the Passovers of our youth. In settling down for a long marathon of talking, arguing, sneaking off to play in our stiff Passover clothes, getting called back to sing the 4 Questions, forgetting that you wanted to play and getting drawn in to sit on someone’s lap, or listen to the undulating rhythm of everyone taking turns reading from the haggadah. Magic in the bubbling anxiety when you realize you’ve entered the “magid” section, the storytelling section of the Passover seder, and you’re going to be called on soon to present the dance/rap/midrash/song you prepared for the event. Frenetic ripping apart of the house to find the afikoman before anyone else. For those of us who first experienced Passover seders as adult, the circle of seated seder-goers, excited to celebrate, learn, and argue once again is unlike any other. The magic of story-telling is still there, and depending on which seders you go to, you might get to sit on someone’s lap nonetheless.
To use this resource as a grown up, it helps to have a copy of a haggadah with all the blessings filled out. Try haggadot.com to build your own with different readings and resources!
If you used this haggadah, let me know!