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The Jewish Passover plate and bowls hold significant historical and cultural importance within the Jewish tradition. The Passover plate, also known as the Seder plate, is a central element of the Passover celebration, symbolizing various aspects of the Exodus story and Jewish faith.

Typically, a Passover plate consists of specific items:

  • Maror (Bitter Herbs): Represents the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.
  • Charoset: A mixture of fruits, nuts, and wine symbolizing the mortar used by Jewish slaves.
  • Karpas (Green Vegetable): Represents the coming of spring and new life.
  • Zeroa (Shankbone): Symbolizes the Paschal lamb sacrificed during the Temple period.
  • Beitzah (Roasted Egg): Represents the festival sacrifice.

The bowls used during Passover often hold additional elements, such as saltwater for dipping the Karpas, and matzah, unleavened bread, which is a central component of the Passover meal.

The history of these items dates back to the biblical story of the Israelites' liberation from slavery in Egypt. The Passover plate and bowls serve as tangible reminders of the hardships faced by the Jewish people and the journey to freedom. Each element carries symbolic meaning, fostering a connection to the historical and cultural narrative of the Jewish Passover tradition.

Passover Plate with Bowls

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