On the symbolic traditional Seder feast table you
will find the following foods:
Salt water: Represents tears shed
during the years of slavery and the precious water needed to make
things grow in spring.
Maror: Grated horseradish, bitter
herbs or romaine lettuce remind Jews of the bitterness of slavery.
Zeroah: Roasted shank bone of lamb
symbolizes the sacrificial lamb of the Passover and the rebirth of
Karpas: Parsley recalls the green of
spring and renewal of hope.
Baytzah: A hard-boiled egg, roasted
in the shell, represents life and the continuity of existence.
Charoseth: A mixture of fruits, nuts,
kosher wine and cinnamon to symbolize the mortar used by the Jewish
slaves to build the great cities and pyramids for the pharaohs.
Matzo: Unleavened bread that
symbolizes the haste with which the enslaved Israelites had to
prepare and eat their first Passover meal.