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Dr. Alissa C Zuchman, Director Alissa@bjechicago.org, 847-291-7788

The Seder Plate Through The Generations

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The Seder plate is filled with foods that symbolize different aspects of the Passover narrative. The Seder, though, is not meant to be simply a look back at a seminal event that occurred more than 3,000 years ago. Rather, it is meant to be an opportunity for each individual to be redeemed even today. Thus, in modern times, many people add their own symbols to the Seder plate, drawing attention to various causes that we may remember as we think about slavery and freedom during the holiday of Passover. Use this lesson to help students review the traditional symbols on the Seder plate, then explore modern day world struggles and new symbols that could be added to the Seder plate.


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