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Passover Symbolic Foods

Passover Symbolic Foods

Symbolic foods Passover Seder plate. Categories (with imaged examples in brackets): 1. Zeroa (shankbone)2. Beitza (roasted hard-boiled egg)3. Maror /Chazeret (horseradish)4. Maror /Chazeret (onion)5. Charoset6. Karpas (parsley) Karpas can be any vegetable for which the blessing over fruit of the earth is recited. Parsley or another green leafy vegetable is traditionally used. Jews of Eastern European descent sometimes use potatoes as it was the closest to a green vegetable that was often available during Passover. For maror, bitter herbs, use horseradish root or a bitter lettuce. Put enough on the seder plate for everyone as the maror will be eaten during the seder. The zro'a, shank bone, is a reminder of the Passover sacrifice. According to the Talmud  vegetarians may substitute a raw beet, which also...

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About the Matza and the Passover Seder: Matzo Balls Soup Recipee

About the Matza and the Passover Seder:  Matzo Balls Soup Recipee

Celebrating Passover The History And Symbolism Of Matzo Balls. Matzo ball soup with dill. Matzo represents the unleavened bread the Jews ate while fleeing Egypt. Nothing says Passover like a good bowl of matzo ball soup. That's according to Joan Nathan, chef and grande-dame of Jewish cooking, who spoke to Steve Inskeep of NPR's¬†Morning Edition¬†about the importance of the tradition. The Jewish holiday of Passover celebrates the Biblical story of the Exodus, or the freeing of Hebrew slaves from Egypt. "It's really the defining story of Judaism. Everybody in some way can identify with it ‚Äď Jewish or not," says...

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What is Kiddush?

Jewish gifts Kiddush

What is Kiddush?

Kiddush , which means holiness, is the prayer over wine (or grape juice) that sanctifies Shabbat and holidays. Traditionally, Kiddush is recited (in two different versions) on Friday night and at Shabbat lunch. Other versions of the Kiddush are said on holiday eves and days. Friday Night Kiddush On Friday night, the Kiddush is recited over a full cup of wine or grape juice before sitting down for Shabbat dinner and before saying Hamotzi, the blessing over the challah. Traditionally, the Kiddush was recited by men. Today, in many households women or men recite Kiddush. After the Kiddush is recited, the cup is passed...

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About Anointing Oil Fragrances

About Anointing Oil Fragrances

About¬† Holy anointing oil From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The¬†holy anointing oil¬†(Hebrew: ◊©◊ě◊ü ◊Ē◊ě◊©◊ó◊Ē¬†shemen ha-mishchah, "oil of anointing") formed an integral part of the ordination of the¬†priesthood¬†and the¬†High Priest¬†as well as in the consecration of the articles of the¬†Tabernacle¬†(Exodus 30:26) and subsequent¬†temples in Jerusalem. The primary purpose of¬†anointing¬†with the holy anointing oil was to sanctify, to set the anointed person or object apart as¬†qodesh, or "holy" (Exodus 30:29). Originally, the oil was used exclusively for the priests and the Tabernacle articles, but its use was later extended to include¬†kings¬†(I Samuel 10:1). It was forbidden to be used on an outsider...

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About the Tabgha Loaves and Fishes symbol

Loaves and Fishes Tabgha decor

The Tabgha Loaves and Fishes articles.

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