Seder Pillows are a necessary Judaica item for the Jewish holiday of Passover. Pesach is the holiday which tells the story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt after years of enslavement. There are many Jewish traditions associated with the recitation of the Passover story. It is customary for Jews to tell this story by reading it from a Haggadah book. The story is told over a Seder, a festive Passover meal, with specific Seder pillows. In Israel, only one Seder is performed on the first night of Pesach. Outside of Israel, a second Seder is done the second night of the Passover holiday.
The Passover Seder is full of rich traditions developed and passed on from generation to generation. Important elements of the Seder include the Haggadah, Passover meal, and Seder pillows. The Passover meal consists of four cups of wine and six Seder ingredients on a Seder plate. Each ingredient represents something to relate to the Jews' experience of enslavement. The Passover Seder is a night different from all other nights. During the Passover meal, it is customary to lean on a pillow to represent freedom and comfort in contrast to the Jews in Egypt who were enslaved. This Seder pillow tradition symbolizes that Jews are now free to sit straight or lean on a Seder pillow as we wish.
Seder pillows can come in a variety of materials and designs. A decorative pillow is commonly used as a Seder pillow for the Passover meal. Any pillow may be used as a Seder pillow. Seder pillows for Pesach commonly feature embroidered design and Hebrew text. Hebrew text on Seder pillows often reads 'on this night we lean.' Other Seder pillow designs feature an image of the Passover Seder plate with the six spots for Seder foods. If you have any questions about Seder Pillows and Passover rituals, feel free to Contact Us.