Sure, you’re not the only one. In fact, the first part of the Seder includes an “outline” for people just like you and me. This is a list of 15 terms that refer to the main parts of the Seder as it progresses. Here’s the list with a brief description of each:
· Kadesh: Recital of the Kiddush and the drinking of the first cup
· U’rchatz: Washing of the hands without a blessing for the eating of the vegetable dipped in salt water
· Karpas: The dipping of the vegetable in salt water
· Yachatz: The breaking of the middle of the three matzot, half of which is hidden for the afikomen
· Maggid: The recital of the Haggadah, which is the primary mitzvah of the Seder retelling the story of the Exodus; it includes the second cup
· Rachtzah: Washing of the hands with the blessing for eating bread
· Motzi: The recital of the blessing for bread
· Matza: The recital of the special blessing for eating matza.
· Marror: The special blessing over, and partaking of, the bitter herbs dipped in charoset
· Korech: The “Hillel Sandwich” commemorating the Pascal roasted lamb sacrifice that was eaten with matza and maror
· Shulchan orech: The table is set and the festive meal is served
· Tzafun: The presenting and eating of the hidden afikomen matza
· Barech: The Grace after Meals concluded with the third cup.
· Hallel: The special praise and thanksgiving Psalms and prayers recited over the fourth cup
· Nirtzah: Concluding songs such as “Chad gadya” and “Ecad mi yodea”.