By: Michael Engle
On Friday and Saturday nights, April 6 and 7, 2012, Jewish families worldwide will commemorate Passover with seders. Seder is actually the Hebrew word for “order,” because there is a strict order to the festivities during these first two nights of Passover. In addition to components such as ritual hand-washing, reading the haggadah, asking “The Four Questions,” and leaving drops of wine on the side of your plate, there is much more to a seder than just a Passover dinner.
Two food-centric centerpieces that appear on every seder table are the three-sheet pile of matzo and the seder plate. The seder plate has six food items; each one carries its own symbolic element. Read More