Following Operation Solomon, the Ethiopian Jews who arrived in Israel were unable to digest much substantial food. Thus, Israel’s doctors fed the new immigrants simple boiled potatoes and rice, until their systems could take more food.


To commemorate this at the Seder, you may choose to eat small red potatoes, alongside the parsley, for Karpas. Announce to those present that this is in remembrance of the wondrous exodus in our own time, from Ethiopia to Israel.


haggadah Section: Commentary / Readings
Source: Pesach: A Season of Justice