The orange

I had the privilege to attend two seders this year for passover.  One was a week early, but it was a good warm up to the family one that always takes a lot out of me.  The coolest thing though, I think this Passover, was learning a new bit of information that I now want to use for seders in the future.

Jamie taught us, at my first seder this season, as to why the seder plates had an orange on them.  I saw the orange…thought it a bit unusual, so she told us a story.

She said that a rabbi once said that a woman belongs on the bimah (basically a podium in temple), like an orange belongs on the seder plate.  I had never had an orange on my seder plate before…but now, being the feminist I am (ha!) that orange will be a regular party goer.

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