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Passover

Passover

First Night Seder

March 27, 2021

THE BLESSING OF PARTICIPATION

Passover is about opening our homes. This is our commitment to our community. This year, we have two opportunities to connect virtually and engage in the mitzvah of participation: Allow the host the privilege of welcoming you to their table or be welcomed to a seder table.

2021 Seder Welcoming Slide
2021 Passover Second Day Seder Slide (2)
Second Day Passover Walk & Study

March 28, 2021

Meet at the Kingston Point Beach Parking lot at 10:45am on Sunday, March 28th for an innovative, gentle second-day Passover Walk and Learn. Social Distancing and Masks required. 

Haggadah

Make your own Haggadah- Free & Customizable

Stone Soup Food Company is again offering a special menu filled with Passover delicacies. Call 845-340-0470 to place your order.

Make Your Own Seder Plate!

Check out these resources for preparing your seder plate:

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ביצה

Beitzah

The Roasted Egg is symbolic of the festival sacrifice made in biblical times. It is also a symbol of spring - the season in which Passover is always celebrated. For vegan/vegetarian seder plates, the egg can be substituted with a flower (a potent symbol of renewal), a decorative egg-shaped object, a wooden egg, or any such object symbolic of spring, renewal, and/or a temple offering.

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זרוֹע

Zeroa

The Shankbone is symbolic of the Paschal lamb offered as the Passover sacrifice in biblical times. Some communities use a chicken neck as a substitute. Beets are a common vegan/vegetarian option- first suggested by the Rashi in the 11th century!

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כרפס

Karpas

Parsley is dipped into saltwater during the seder. The saltwater serves as a reminder of the tears shed during Egyptian slavery. The dipping of a vegetable as an appetizer is said to reflect the influence of Greek culture.

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מרור

Maror

Bitter Herbs (usually horseradish) symbolize the bitterness of Egyptian slavery. The maror is often dipped in charoset to reduce its sharpness. Maror is used in the seder because of the commandment (in Numbers 9:11) to eat the paschal lamb "with unleavened bread and bitter herbs"

חזרת Chazeret: Greens are often used in addition to the maror. The authorities are divided on the requirement of chazeret, so not all communities use it.

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חרוסת

Charoset

Charoset: Apple, nuts, and spices ground together and mixed with wine are symbolic of the mortar used by Hebrew slaves to build Egyptian structures. There are several variations in the recipe for charoset. The Mishna describes a mixture of fruits, nuts, and vinegar.

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תפוז

Orange

Orange Dr. Susannah Heschel began this tradition as a symbol of the inclusion of gays and lesbians and others who are marginalized within the Jewish community. She offered the orange as a symbol of the fruitfulness for all Jews when LGBTQ Jews are contributing and active members of Jewish life. In addition, each orange segment has a few seeds that had to be spit out — a gesture of spitting out, repudiating the homophobia, racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression.

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