Passover 2023

Begins the evening of Wednesday, April 5

and ends in the evening of Thursday, April 13

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MLJC SEDER 
Planning is in The Works
For A Gathering the Second Night of Pesach.

Join 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.).

We will have them available at the gathering, but if you wish to obtain your own set, they are available through Amazon and elsewhere in several formats. ​

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The Seder Plate

Bitter Herbs  

   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.