In Greek, karpas means appetizer. Today, many of us use parsley. Some medieval rabbis strictly forbid eating more than an olive’s size of parsley, you may wish to revive the ancient custom of eating extensive appetizers, each with its own dip. You may continue dipping and tasting various fresh vegetables during the seder.

  • Use parley that you planted on Tu B’Shevat.
  • Plant parsley in Chia Pets!

  • Tie bundles of parsley with ribbon for each guest.

  • Encourage dripping the salt water, the way tears drip down our faces.

  • Some cultures use vinegar instead of salt water, representing the sourness of slavery.

haggadah Section: Karpas
Source: Rabbi Zoë Klein, Temple Isaiah