The Jewish Passover Seder Meal
What is the Jewish Passover Seder?
What is a Seder?
The word "seder" means "order" in Hebrew, referring to the 15 parts of the Seder ritual which are observed in a specific sequence during the ceremony and centers around the Passover Seder meal.
Who prepares the Seder meal?
What items are on the Seder table?
There are several traditional items on the Jewish Seder table:
- Three Matzoh
- The Seder Plate
- Roasted Shankbone
- Roasted Egg
- Bitter Herbs
- Parsley, Lettuce or Watercress
- A wine goblet for each participant
- Wine, or grape juice
- A large goblet filled with wine at the center of the table ("Cup of Elijah")
- A pillow or cushion placed on the left arm of the chair used by the Leader, or close to it
- Dishes of Salt Water
- Extra Bitter Herbs and Charoses