Ancient Seder Traditions

Ancient Seder Traditions

Ancient Seder Traditions Was the Last Supper a Passover Seder? Originally, Passover night was a rather informal affair, There was no ornate Passover plate, no Haggadah, the book of prayers and blessings that we today at every Passover seder.  Instead in ancient times...
The Modern Seder – Women’s Role

The Modern Seder – Women’s Role

New Passover Traditions Arise As We Celebrate the Changing Role of Jewish Women: Beginning in the mid 1970’s when the first woman rabbi was ordained in the Reform movement, modern Jews have expanded the role that women play in Jewish culture, tradition and observance....
Seder Plate History

Seder Plate History

Let’s “Dish” About the Seder Plate! In ancient times our sages taught that in anticipation of the Passover holiday, we Jews should prepare a specially made, large wicker container in which to place Passover’s symbolic foods. This wicker container would then be...
Passover Items for the Passover Seders

Passover Items for the Passover Seders

ON YOUR TABLECandles, candlesticks, matches for Yom TovBox or plate of matzah (unleaved bread)Salt water and parsley or celery and vinegarGreen onion with stem – one for each personA traditional seder plate or dinner plateKiddush cup or wine glass with wine or...
Sephardic Passover Traditions

Sephardic Passover Traditions

Sephardic Traditions at the Passover Seder Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews – What’s the Difference? There is a division within the Jewish community that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day.  It is not a division between religious denominations such as...