Karpas/Vegetable-dipping

Haggadah Section: Karpas

The Persian/Sanskrit word,  Kirpas,  means "a fine linen."

Remember Joseph's brothers dipped his fancy coat in blood after selling him into slavery
—Genesis 37:31

Another Persian word, Karafs, means "a plant of which a salad is made." A Greek word, Karpos, means "fruit of land/rivers."*

Rather than dipping fine linen in blood, dip the parsley or celery into salt water.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הָאֲדָמָה

Blessed are you, God, ruler of the universe, who brings forth fruit of the earth.

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*Gevaryahu, G. & Wise, M. 1999 "Why Does The Seder Begin With Karpas" Jewish Bible Quarterly 27:104-110

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The Minimalist Haggadah by Jon Kessler
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Jon Kessler
Table of contents
    Introduction
  • Seder/Order-introducing
  • Seder Plate & Table-setting
  • Nerot/Candle-lighting
    • Kadesh
  • Kadesh/Sacred-making
    • Urchatz
  • Urchatz/Hand-washing
    • Karpas
  • Karpas/Vegetable-dipping
    • Yachatz
  • Yachatz/Matzoh-dividing
    • Maggid - Beginning
  • Maggid/Story-retelling
    • -- Four Questions
  • Ma Nishtana/Question-asking
    • -- Four Children
  • FIVE Children
    • -- Exodus Story
  • Story-retelling: Prologue
  • Story-retelling: The Exodus
    • -- Ten Plagues
  • Story-retelling: Ten Plagues
    • -- Cup #2 & Dayenu
  • Wine-drinking Cup #2
  • Dayenu-singing
    • Rachtzah
  • Rachtzah/Hand-washing Again
    • Motzi-Matzah
  • Motzi-Matzah-blessing
    • Maror
  • Maror-blessing
    • Koreich
  • Koreich-eating
    • Shulchan Oreich
  • Shulcah Oreich/Meal-eating
    • Tzafun
  • Afikomen-finding
    • Bareich
  • Meal-gracing, Wine-drinking & Cup #3
  • Prophet-Recognizing
    • Hallel
  • Praise-making, More Wine-drinking & Cup #4
    • Nirtzah
  • Nirtzah
    • Conclusion
  • Sefirat Ha Omer/Sheaves-counting
    • Songs
  • Minimalist/Chad Gadya
  • Minimalist/Echad Mi Yodeah
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