Pesach 2008

April 21, 2008 at 1:16 pm 2 comments

Last night my friends and I had our annual Sedar supper. This year it was hosted by Tripp & Trish up at Chateau Ouilmette. It was a great night filled with good food and good friends. The table was beautiful, set with all the required accouterments.

The Table

Of course, the symbolic Seder Plate was set with Marror (bitter herb) symbolizing the bitterness and harshness of the slavery which the Jews endured in Egypt, Z’roa (shank bone) symbolizing the korban Pesach (Pesach sacrifice) which was a lamb that was offered, Karpas (parsley dipped in salt water) the salt water represents the tears and pain felt by the Jewish slaves in Egypt, Charoset A sweet, brown, pebbly mixture, representing the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to build, and the Beitzah (hard boiled egg) symbolizing the korban chagigah (festival sacrifice) that was offered.

the plate

We read from the Haggadah, which contains the order for Passover. Haggadah, meaning “telling,” is a fulfillment of the scriptural commandment to “tell your son” about the Jewish liberation from slavery in Egypt as described in the book of Exodus in the Torah. Sarah Sapperstein provides the lovely books and the leadership for our Seder every year.

The Haggadah

We did have a bit of comic relief (well, maybe more than a bit) in the form of the “Ten Plagues Finger puppets” which were provided by Tripp. I have to say the most disturbing plague to me now is HAIL… it looks just like a clown!! Aaahhh! My friend Roger was kind enough to model the finger puppets for the camera:

10 Plauges

There is a part of the Passover that calls for the youngest at the table to read the “Three Questions” this year, that role was filled by Zoe, a beautiful 3 year old…she didn’t so much read it out of the Haggadah as repeat most of the words that her mom read to her, and then quickly became distracted by Roger! It was very cute though 😀

the three questions

The wine was flowing, the food was amazing, and Tripp made a fantastic Matzah ball soup! It’s always good to get together with my friends on Sunday night, as I’ve discussed in a previous post, but I look forward all year to the Seder meal. Dayenu!

Manischewitz

Matzah Ball Soup

Some of Us

As Justin and I were leaving the meal, we passed the Ba’hai temple in Wilmette…it looked beautiful with the moon in the background, so we stopped and took a picture. It’s HUGE building, and I’d love to go to a service some day and see the inside! Hope you are all doing well and had a great weekend!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. celticwander  |  April 21, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Great post. It was tons o fun!

    Reply
  • 2. Tripp  |  April 22, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Excellent!

    Reply

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