My Haggadah

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My Haggadah
My Haggadah

My object is a Haggadah that my family uses for Passover. My dad brought it home one day and we have used it every year since. Passover is a Jewish holiday. Passover lasts eight days. Usually on one of the days we have a seder and we read from a Haggadah (book). Throughout the night, the story of Passover is told in stories, poems, and songs. 
Even though we always do a simpler version of the traditional way, I enjoy doing the classical traditions like the songs, food, and having a pillow behind you while you sit. One of my favorite aspects of the seder is the herb in salt water to represent the bitter and hard times that Jews had to endure while being enslaved. Another traditional food is matzo ball soup. The matzo ball is soaked in a broth which makes it soft and yummy. An example of a poem or story is the ten plagues: water turning to blood, frogs, lice, flies, livestock pestilence, boils, hail, locusts, darkness and the killing of firstborn children. A tradition that is done through the meal is the four cups of wine which is something that is done throughout the seder. In my family we use grape juice as a substitute. Each cup has a special thing that you do when you drink it.
I choose this book because I can see and learn part of my tradition and do it as my family has in the past. I have been celebrating Passover for my whole life and still enjoy it.

– ES

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