Kiryat Ono, Israel. Our Passover Seder with our cousins Janet, Ethan, and Avigail, and several others. Above: the Seder plate with all the traditional items that are part of the ritual readings, prayers, and songs. What a beautiful evening! I didn't photograph every single dish that we ate, but here are a few.
|Matzoh, haroset, the Seder Plate, and two pomelos from Janet's garden.|
A 20th century tradition is to add an orange to the Seder plate to represent
the fact that women play an active role in modern Judaism. We used the
two pomelos for this symbol.
|A 5.3 kilo salmon, about to be poached in the large fish poacher.|
On the back of the stove: a pot of chicken soup.
|Hard boiled eggs, a standard part of the menu.|
One roasted egg appears on the Seder Plate.
|Ethan preparing the dishes.|
|Special Passover rolls and at right, komish bread for dessert.|
|Also for dessert: meringues.|
|In the kitchen: preparing sauce for the fish.|
|Sabbath candles, lit as part of the Passover ritual because the Seder was on Friday night this year. All Jewish holidays|
are "moveable" feasts because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar. Outside the window you can see the flower boxes.
Chicken Soup with Matzoh Balls
A Whole Roast Salmon
|Janet carves the salmon, our main course after the ritual foods, the eggs, chopped liver, nut spread, and soup.|
|The salmon: to be served with lemon sauce and kumquat chutney.|
|After all was carved, eaten, and put into a large dish for another day.|