Begins the evening of Saturday, March 27
and ends in the evening of Sunday, April 4
MLJC Virtual Seder Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 5 pm.
Join Rabbi Andra and your fellow MLJC members!
We will be using A Family Haggdah, (2nd ed./Passover Paperback, by Rosalind Silberman [author] and Katherine Janus Kahn [Illustrator], 2010 ed.). It is available through Amazon and elsewhere and in several formats.
The Seder Plate
Maror - generally horseradish &
Chazeret - most often Romaine lettuce
Representing the bitterness of slavery.
Karpas - Usually parsley or celery, other traditions use raw onion or boiled potato
Representing hope and renewal.
Charoset - chopped apples, nuts, sweet wine, cinnamon & honey
Representing the mortar used by the Hebrew slaves to make bricks.
Zeroah - Roasted lamb shank bone; or chicken neck or shank bone;
Vegetarians often substitute roasted beet or yam ("Paschal yam”)
Symbolizing the Paschal Lamb (Passover sacrifice).
Baytza - Roasted or hardboiled egg
Symbolizing the korban chagigah (festival sacrifice),
evoking the idea of mourning over the destruction of the Temple.
Other Traditional & Symbolic Items Needed include...
Matzot - Unleavened Bread - symbolizing the Exodus to freedom - 3 whole pieces of Matzo, typically covered with a cloth.
Salt water - symbolizing the tears and sweat of enslavement.
Wine glasses and wine (or grape juice) - the four cups represent the four biblical promises of redemption.
The Haggadah - the text recited at the Seder on the first two nights.