|A Seder Plate (Photo by Yoninah)|
Karpas is a vegetable (different from the maror one, often parsley) that is dipped in salty water which resembles tears shed by Jewish slaves. On the brighter side, karpas is also associated with new beginnings and spring greenery.
Zeroa - most often a shank bone (aka tibia or shin bone), but sometimes a chicken wing or neck, or even a beet – symbolizes the Pesach sacrifice that was made in the Temple of Jerusalem. The vegetarian-friendly red beet resembles the blood of this Paschal lamb.Copyright April 19, 2011 by Linda Van Slyke