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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-04-11

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The Trowbridge
wishes all of our family and friends
a very happy Passover

At The Trowbridge senior retirement
community, we offer the full range of
high-quality services that you have come
to expect, including:






is known, however, in the days of the
Second Temple, that a meal often began
with an appetizer of raw vegetables
dipped in salt water (in our time we do
the opposite — the dressing goes on the
salad).
Almost any green, leafy vegetable,
such as lettuce, can be used for karpas,
though many prefer celery, and some
families even use boiled potato (reflec-
tive of a time in eastern Europe when
fresh vegetables were hard to come by).







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CHAZERET — Chazeret is another
vegetable used in addition to karpas.
The reason for adding chazeret is
unclear, although in Hebrew, chazeret
means "return," an allusion perhaps to
the Jews returning to the Land of
Israel, or to freedom or away from
serving Pharaoh to doing the will of
God.
Many families do not include chaz-
eret.

MATZOT — Some seder plates are
made so that three matzot can be
inserted underneath. The three matzot
are used in the first part of the seder
— for Hamotzi, the blessing for bread,
and one will be broken and set aside
for afikomen.
Many are familiar with the interpre-
tation of the three matzot representing
the three ritual classes of the Jewish
people — Kohen, Levi, Yisrael.
The fact is, however, that three mat-
zot are used for a practical reason. On
holidays, as on Shabbat, we make
Hamotzi on two loaves. The ancient
rabbis, however, felt that two full loaves
were not appropriate for a holiday com-
memorating slavery. Thus, they man-
dated that we add a third, but broken,
matzah, symbolic of the meager rations
and uncertain food supply of a slave.

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