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Chad Gadya - Why do we sing it as the Seder? One Jewish author from the 1800's, Yitzchak Baer Levinsohn, and subsequently the Encyclopedia Judaica, write the purpose of the song is "for the amusement of the children so that they might not fall asleep before the end of the seder." Many rabbis take issue with this trivialization, on the basis that if it ...


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The Encyclopaedia Judaica, cited in the Wikipedia article linked in the comments above, states as follows: Eḥad Mi Yode'a is first found in Haggadot of the 16th century and only in those of the Ashkenazi ritual. Many scholars believed that it originated in Germany in the 15th century. Perles showed its similarity to a popular German pastoral song, "Guter ...


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Per Nitei Gavriel Nisuin 1 17:7:13 the source of מי אדיר is Sefer Birchas Hamazon Dierenfort 452, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 147:65 Per Yismach Lev page 82 the source of מיבן שיח is Machzor Vitri 325.



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