What else is on the seder plate?

Charoset, for the mortar the slaves used to build Pharoah's pyramids.

Parsley, for Spring!

A roasted egg, for the festival sacrifice in Temple times.

Huh -- what's this orange doing here? There are lots of stories about the orange, but the original one is this: scholar Susanna Heschel was invited to a seder where they wanted to put a symbol on the plate for gays and lesbians. She suggested the orange, which has now come to symbolize all people who feel they have been marginalized in the Jewish community. Tonight we welcome all to "Come out!" and to "Come in!"

haggadah Section: -- Cup #2 & Dayenu