Karpas (parsley that is dipped in saltwater) - time for spring awakening, new directions, renewal and bursting forth of new ideas. We take this time to honor those from other faiths who travel with us. We acknowledge that they bring a new perspective to our lives. We are grateful for the growth that we have experienced because they are in our lives.

As a plant bursts forth with new energy to bloom, so too we recognize that at this time of Jewish history we are blossoming in different ways. As the garden needs tending, so, too, do our relationships with friends and family from other traditions.

haggadah Section: Karpas
Source: Bob Frankle