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Setting the Table

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Setting the Table
==Setting the Table==
# One should set his table before [[Yom Tov]] so that one can eat the [[Seudah]] right after [[Tzet HaKochavim]]. <ref> Gemara Pesachim 109a explains that the seder table should be set before Pesach so that a person can start the meal right away so that the children don't fall asleep. Tur and S”A Shulchan Aruch O.C. 472:1codify this as the halacha. Aruch HaShulchan 472:2 writes that adds another reason why we should have the table set before [[Yom Tov]] is to have the table set for many hours beofre before a meal like the tables of kings. </ref> One doesn’t actually have to start [[the Seder]] right after Tzet but the table should be set so it’s possible to start right away. <ref> Mishna Brurah 472:1 explains that it’s not precise when S”A writes that the table should be set so that one can start right after it gets dark rather it means that it should be possible to start then. Chazon Ovadyah ([[Pesach]] part 2, pg 5) concurs. However, Or Samech (Hilchot Chametz UMatzeh 7:3) suggests that since [[Matzah]] is compared to [[Pesach]], just like [[Pesach]] is supposed to be eaten right after Tzet so too the [[Matzah]] is supposed to be eaten right after Tzet. </ref>
#One should set the table with nice utensils according to what one can afford. <ref> Tur and S”A 672:2. Mishna Brurah 472:5 adds that one should nice utensils even though during the rest of the year one should refrain from using the best utensils because of [[Zecher LeChurban]] (to commemorate the destruction of the temple; [[Zecher_LeChurban]]). </ref>
# One should set the chairs so that it is possible to lean properly while eating and drinking. <ref> Tur and S”A 472:2 </ref>
# One should distribute candies to the children so that they ask about the differences on the night of [[peasch]]. <ref> Shulchan Aruch 472:16 based on Peschim 108 </ref>
==Preparing the food==

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