The Seder Plate:
Food for Thought
“That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast.” — Exodus 12:8
The ritual Passover meal known as the seder is the heart of the Passover celebration. It is through the seder that we fulfill the biblical injunction to “tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them.” seder literally means “order” and the Passover seder is a deliberately designed experience involving 15 steps placed in a specific order. In this month’s Limmud, we will learn about the holiday of Passover and focus on the significance of the seder meal.