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Maror: the bitter herbs eaten at the Passover seder
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The Bitter Herbs of the Passover Seder
Maror is the bitter herb, often horseradish or romaine lettuce. Eaten at the Passover Seder, it recalls the bitterness of Egyptian slavery.
What We Do Grab some of that bitter herb, enough to make the size of a small egg if you would crunch it into a ball. Some have the custom of using both horseradish and romaine lettuce (though either/or is also okay). Dip the bitter herb in the charoset. S...
All About the Bitter Herbs
Do you wonder why we are eating this stuff? You’re on to something. During the Passover Seder, we ask that very question.
Short insights to make your Passover experience more meaningful
Many have the custom of using both horseradish and romaine lettuce to fulfill the obligation to consume maror (bitter herbs) on Passover night. The sages of the Mishna Pesachim 39a. list five vegetables which may be used for maror. Unfortunately, it is di...
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Matzah represents the bare necessities of life. The Passover offering represents luxuries whose function is solely to give pleasure. Maror represents a middle ground between these two extremes...
Bitter herbs and romaine lettuce. The Maror is placed in the center of the plate. One may use either peeled and grated raw horseradish or Romaine lettuce, or both. The center of the plate represents the attribute of rachamim, mercy. At first glance it wou...
Bitter Herbs
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The Talmud on the Pesach Seder, Lesson 11
The modern Seder mandates of Matzah and Maror are the primary focus of this class about the edible component of the Passover Seder. Dinner notwithstanding, Passover night is vastly different than any other Jewish festival. Most will feature formal holiday...
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