WHAT GOES ON YOUR SEDER PLATE
ZEROA: SHANK BONE
The shank bone represents the paschal sacrifice brought into the temple.
Alternative: Chicken neck roasted over the burner with a pair of tongs until blackened.
bEITZA: THE EGG
This hard boiled egg represents the holiday offering brought in the temple.
mAROR: THE BITTER HERBS
This bitter herb reminds us of the bitter slavery and exile from Egypt.
Horseradish is normally used and grated.
cHAZARET: THE LETTUCE
The lettuce symbolizes the bitter enslavement of our fathers in Egypt.
The Maror is placed inside the romaine lettuce leaf and eaten.
cHAROSET: THE PASTE
Charoset reminds us of the bricks and mortar the Jewish people were forced to make while enslaved in Egypt.
It is used as a type of relish that the maror is dipped into before eating.
To Make: Mix 1 finely diced apple or pear, 1 cup of ground walnuts and ½ cup red wine.
kARPAS: THE VEGETABLE
The vegetable alludes to the back breaking work the Jews did in Egypt.
The Chabad custom is to use a piece of cooked potato or a raw piece of onion, but many use parsley radish, or celery.
Peel and cut the potato and place in the pot that is brought to a boil and cook until it is tender.
If you choose to use an onion, peel and cut it into enough chunks for each plate.
The salt water
The Salt Water represents the bitter tears our ancestors shed while enslaved for so many years.
It is placed in a small bowl next to the Seder plate.
Both the vegetable and the egg are dipped into this.