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“Passover is a time of age-old tradition, starting from the beginning preparations of cleaning and cooking up until the very end of this week-long holiday. Handmade matzah, your grandmother’s potato kugel recipe, and the Seder plate you’ve had for decades are just a few of these traditions, but it does not mean some of these traditions can’t be changed. You may not realize until it is too late that your Haggadahs are now missing pages and that your Seder plate isn’t as shiny as it once was, so with this opportunity, why not bring something a bit more modern to the table for this ancient ritual.
Seder plates are obviously the centerpiece of the Passover Seder as they hold symbolic foods that help tell the story of the exodus from Egypt. Upgrade this piece of Judaica with something more contemporary; switch out your classic circle Seder plate for a rectangular or oval Seder plate, or even a matching set of bowls or small plates. Just don’t forget to choose something with color! Passover also marks the beginning of springtime in Israel and having a Seder plate to reflect this seasonal shift has become quite the trend in Israel. The classics will always be there, but a modern Seder plate can bring a refreshing look to your table.”
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