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The Egg

The Egg


A hard-boiled egg represents the holiday offering brought in the days of the Holy Temple. The meat of this animal constituted the main part of the Passover meal.

Preparation: Boil one egg per Seder plate, and possibly more for use during the meal.

Role in the Seder: Place one egg on each plate. As soon as the actual meal is about to begin, remove the egg from the Seder plate and use during the meal.

A popular way of eating these eggs is to chop and mix them with the saltwater which was set on the table. The eggs prepared this way are then served as an appetizer before the fish.

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April 7, 2014
Re: Anon COLO
In order to have a complete Seder plate, as per Jewish custom, one must have an egg on the Seder plate.
Zecher L'chagigah
East Jerusalem
March 30, 2014
Does the egg have to be on the Seder plate to complete the Seder?
June 13, 2013
Thank You
Thank you very very much this was very usefull with my prep
Oxford, England
April 19, 2013
thank you
thanks this was really usefull!!!!!
oxford, england
March 19, 2013
The posters are right, Actually, if you hold that the egg is lzecher the korban chagigah, then you are not allowed to eat it!
March 22, 2012
Eating the Egg
The egg is the size of the minimal offering. It is also a traditional food of mourning, eaten at time of remembrance. It is also there to remind us that life is round and never-ending...without beginning or end. Finally, it represents the birth of spring.
Jerusalem, Israel
January 19, 2012
thank u
Thank you very much this helped with my home work.
joshua tosney
leeds , uk
April 18, 2011
The Egg
I thought that the egg part of the Seder came from the times of the Jewish exile in Babylonia and the pagan idol Ishtar. I am confused as to why it is now included.
Quinlan, Texas