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What is the Karpas on the Seder Plate and what is its significance?

Karpas is the vegetable (onion, potato, parsley etc) that is dipped into salt-water and eaten toward the beginning of the seder, before the...

Is Karpas parsley or a potato?

Question: Rabbi, perhaps you can settle this argument I'm having with a friend: is Karpas parsley or a potato? Thanx-SederKid Answer: This...

Passover: A Matter of Taste?

“In every generation a person is obligated to regard himself as if he had come out of Egypt” - The Haggadah. Though the seder traditionally...

Practical advice on preparing the Zeroa

Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment...

How do I arrange my Seder plate?

The Seder plate requires a considerable amount of preparation, and it is best if all preparations are done before the Seder begins...The foundation of the...

Why is there an egg on the Seder Plate?

We place an egg on the Seder Plate to commemorate the Chagiga sacrifice (holiday offering,) which was offered in the Holy Temple on the 14th of...

How can romaine lettuce be used for the “bitter herbs” if it’s not bitter?

We place Maror (bitter herbs)on our Seder plate to remind us of the embittered lives we led in Egypt. We use romaine lettuce, because it is soft and...

Thought For Food: An Overview of the Seder

The Seder Plate The Seder table is home to a group of items not usually found in the same place at the same time. At first glance they may appear rather...

What is the purpose of the zeroa (shank bone) on the Seder plate?

The shank bone is put on the seder plate to commemorate the Paschal Offering which was sacrificed when the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem. Some Jewish...

What is Charoset and what is its significance?

Charoset is a mixture of apples, pears and nuts all ground up into a paste. It is a reminder of the mortar that our forefathers in Egypt were forced...