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Comments on Logistics: what do you do about dishes if you're hosting both seders?

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Logistics: what do you do about dishes if you're hosting both seders?

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I found myself wondering about this while clearing the table after the first seder this year (which was also Shabbat).

Most of the time, both in my family and in the group of friends I sometimes share holidays with, two different people host the two sedarim. But occasionally the same people host both, either for logistical reasons or, recently, because of health considerations. I'm wondering what people in observant homes do about the dishes -- how do you have enough clean dishes for the second seder? Do people in this situation use disposables, or do you acquire enough dishes to do the whole thing twice, or do you wash them after nightfall on the second night and then start the seder? I'd like to know what the practical options are before I'm in this situation myself (haven't been so far).

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I can only speak from various experiences -- many of the options you listed happen. My mother used to... (2 comments)
I can only speak from various experiences -- many of the options you listed happen. My mother used to...
rosends‭ wrote 8 months ago

I can only speak from various experiences -- many of the options you listed happen. My mother used to listen to the seder from the kitchen while she washed the dishes. I prefer the "disposable" option.

Aliza‭ wrote 8 months ago

Washing the dishes is a necessary part of eating the meal and can be done on Shabbat/Yom Tov.

At least, that was the practice of my entire extended family.

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