Passover- The Time To Start the Seder and Saying HALLEL At The End of The Seder
The Halacha says that one should try and start the Seder as quick as possible when he comes home from Synagogue. One shouldn’t waste time on the night of the Seder. Begin as soon as possible in order that the children should not fall asleep. Even if the normal custom in the synagogue is to give a Shiur after Arbit, that class usually is cancelled on the night of Pesach in order to go home and start the Seder on time.
Of course we want to start it at least 40 minutes after sunset. One could even be lenient and start about 35 minutes after sunset. Again, we should try to begin the Seder as quick as possible to see that the children are awake at least for the primary parts of Avadim Hayinu, and Pesach, Matzah, Marror.
The ladies should pay attention to and understand that Chelek of the Hagadah also.
There is no leaning during Hagadah as we mentioned in the previous Daily Halacha.
Our custom is that we all say the Hagadah together. The custom also is that at the time of the Hallel, we lift the cup, we hold it in our hand, and although throughout the Hagadah we just say the Hagadah in front of the cup, and periodically we put it up and put it down, but during the Halel, we lift up the cup and we recite the Halel alone. One may follow the leader, but the Minhag is to say Halel to yourself, and then we end it with the Beracha of Ga’al Yisrael. It’s fine if one man says it and everybody listens to him and answers Amen. But if you do not trust the man that is saying it to have the proper Kavanah, then you can say it yourself. However, if one person wants to make the Beracha and he has good recitation, it would better for him to make the Beracha, you answer Amen and you drink the 2nd cup.