On Passover, we are required to eat a substantial amount of ritually designated food, and also a proper holiday level meal. This is the obligation of a "seder". Two nights of this (in the diaspora) is fine. Throw in a Tu b'Shvat seder and I can still fit in my pants.

But I found that in Israel, and even outside, many yeshivot have a night seder MOST EVERY NIGHT! And add to that there are books about, lectures about and the Israeli government and others even have codified what one needs for a "Seder Hayom" -- EVERY DAY!

Ignoring the amount of time required to prepare and hold a proper seder, and the monetary investment, I am wondering about the calorie intake demanded. Have any commentators explained why it is essential that we have so many ritual meals throughout the year?

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Deuteronomy 16:3:

לְמַ֣עַן תִּזְכֹּר֔ אֶת־י֤וֹם צֵֽאתְךָ֙ מֵאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַ֔יִם כֹּ֖ל יְמֵ֥י חַיֶּֽיךָ׃‏

So that you may remember the day of your departure from the land of Egypt every day of your lives.

There is a commandment to remember the Exodus from Egypt each and every day. Obviously, the way we do that is by holding a Seder at least once a day. (And according to Ben Zoma every night as well.)


Most of those aren't food-based Seders, but precisely the opposite - the kind described in the Mishnah (Taanis 2:1) as סדר תעניות, "the seder of fasts." To take your example of night seder, for instance, most yeshivos won't allow the bochurim to eat during them.

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