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WHAT GOES ON YOUR SEDER PLATE


  1. 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.

  2. bEITZA: THE EGG

    • This hard boiled egg represents the holiday offering brought in the temple.

  3. mAROR: THE BITTER HERBS

    • This bitter herb reminds us of the bitter slavery and exile from Egypt.

    • Horseradish is normally used and grated.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.