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Setting the Table

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# The [[Kaarah]] should be set with the three Matzot, [[Maror]], Charoset, [[Karpas]], and two cooked dishes (in commemoration of the [[Pesach]] and Chagigah [[Korbanot]]) and the minhag is to use a roasted shank bone and an egg. <ref> S”A and Rama 473:4 say that such is the minhag. The gemara in Pesachim 116a says that based on the pasuk of lechem oni, the [[matza]] should be broken and not whole, just like poor people's bread. Rif Pesachim 25b and Rambam Hilchot Chametz umatza 8:6 both rule that based on that there is no lechem mishna and we only have one whole and one broken. Tosafot Pesachim 116a "ma darko shel ani biprusa" says that we need to fulfill both lechem oni and lechem mishna so there is a requirement to have three matzas, two whole and the broken one. Shulchan Aruch 473:4 rules like tosafot. The Biur Hagra 473:4 rules like the Rambam because by having three you don't fulfill lechem oni. </ref>However, some have the practice of only using two Matzot. <ref>Haggadah of the Roshei Yeshivah (pg 14) records Rav Moshe's minhag to only use 2 matzot in accordance with the opinion of the Gra. See previous footnote.</ref>
# Preferably the [[Kaarah]] should be set so that one doesn’t need to pass over one mitzvah to do another mitzvah and so one should put the [[Karpas]] is the highest/closest place because that’s the first mitzvah of the night. Afterwards, should be the [[Matzah]], then the [[Maror]], and finally the cooked dishes. However, some say it doesn’t matter where the cooked dishes or [[Maror]] are. <ref> Rama 473:4 says that one should arrange the [[Kaarah]] so that one doesn’t pass over the mitzvoth. Mishna Brurah 473:36 says in name of the Chok Yacov that it doesn’t matter where the [[Karpas]] is because it’s not a mitzvah (as it’s only a zecher lemikdash). Mishna Brurah (Shaar Tzion 473:33) brings a machloket whether the [[Maror]] has to be placed in the order so as not to place over it. </ref>
==Kos Shel Eliyahu==
# Many have the practice of pouring an extra glass of wine and leaving it at the table, referred to as the kos shel eliyahu <ref>Chok Yaakov Siman 480 </ref>
# One should immerse the kos of eliyahu used for the seder night without a beracha. <ref> [ Rav Osher Weiss] </ref>

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