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27 Apr 2017
Primary 4 Learn about the Passover

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On Wednesday Mrs Danzig, a retired member of staff, visited school to help the girls in their study of Judaism.  She came to talk about the festival of the Passover and the special meal, the seder meal, which is eaten at this time by Jewish families.

The girls were able to talk knowledgeably about the very first Passover when the Israelites escaped the Angel of Death in Egypt by painting a cross, in lamb’s blood, on their door.  That was a sign for the Angel of Death to ‘pass over’ these houses.

The girls enjoyed a seder meal, following the special order of the meal, from the Haggadah, which tells you exactly what to do.  Mrs Danzig had a seder plate which holds:

  • A roast egg as a symbol for life
  • A bone  as a symbol for  the lamb and its blood
  • Haroseth (apple mixture) as a symbol for the mortar used to build the pyramids
  • Parsley as a symbol for spring
  • Salt water as a symbol for the tears of all the Jewish slaves
  • Horseradish as a symbol for the bitter experience of all the slaves

The girls enjoyed eating the special flat bread, matzo, to remember the fleeing from Egypt when there was no time to let the bread rise, and drinking four cups of grape juice.
  

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