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Adding to Your Seder Plate

April 2, 2023


Rabbi Linda Potemken

All year long we are invited to reflect upon the Jewish redemption narrative through the daily liturgy, but for the week of Pesach it is front and center.  The simplest of seders can be created by exhibiting the traditional seder plate items along with matzoh and then ex­ploring their significance. Some years people add one or more additional items to signify a contemporary struggle against oppression. 

This year, I am going to add a whole second seder plate to the table, with items representing the many ways we are still work­ing to uplift our world from apathy, exploitation and inequity.  Like the traditional seder plate that has items representing both pain and liberation and some exemplifying both, this plate will not only illustrate the pain and perils of this moment in time, but will contain items that signify hope. Join me in creating this second seder plate. What might you place on it this year?

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