(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Torah Forum (c) Project Genesis

Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 21:48:57 -0400
From: rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu (Russell Hendel)
Subject: Re: talking about the Exodus on Pesach?

HawkJoes question:
<  <  Why do we say the Piyutim, Songs, Read Shir HaShirim on Pesach if the
requirement is to talk about the miracle of the exodus.>  >   [Tf n4 v13]

The Rambam mentions that part of the commandment of "telling the story" is
to arouse children's curiosity: So we distribute nuts, and yank things one
from another; similarly one cited reason for washing hands without a
blessing...all this to arouse curiosity.

It would seem to me, that singing songs, reading Megilloth etc create a
relaxed atmosphere and encourage children to ask.

Just an idea

Russell Jay Hendel Phd ASA
RHendel @ mcs drexel edu