The Passover Seder Plate

The centerpiece of the Passover Seder table is the Seder plate, a special plate containing 5 foods that remind us of the struggle of the Israelites in their quest and journey to freedom.sederplate3

These five food are….

Haroseth
Parsley (dipped in salt water)
Roasted egg
Shank Bone
Bitter herbs

haroseth

 

 

A mixture of chopped walnuts, wine, cinnamon and apples that represents the mortar the Jewish slaves used to assemble the Pharaoh’s bricks.

parsley

 

 

 

Symbolizing Springtime, it is dipped in salt water to remind us of for the tears of the Jewish slaves.

egg

 

 

Another symbol of Spring.

bone

 

 
Symbolic of the sacrificial lamb offering, the bone can come from whatever the family is eating, such as the leg bone of a roasted turkey.

herb

 

Freshly grated horseradish reflects the bitter affliction of slavery.