With thanks: Sandra
A traditional Iraqi-Jewish seder table (photo: New York Times)
As Jewish families the world over sit down to their Passover ceremonial meal or Seder to recall the Biblical exodus, here is a rendition of MaNishtana, Why is this Night Different from all other Nights? This is the first of four questions, usually recited by the youngest member of the family.
Here is a version familiar to Iraqi Jews. It is recited in Hebrew, and then in Judeo-Arabic. The children carry on their shoulders a piece of matza wrapped in a napkin: they knock at the door. The guests call out: ‘Where are you coming from?’ ‘Mitsrayim’, they reply. ‘Where are you going? ”Yerushalayim’ they shout.