Why do Jews from Gibraltar sprinkle a little bit of brick dust into their charoset?

  • To remind them of the bricks that the Israelite slaves were forced to make.

What do Hungarian Jews place on the Seder table to represent the precious gifts given to the Israelites as they departed Egypt?

  • Gold and Jewelry

When reading the section that begins “We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, Jews from this country take a pillowcase filled with heavy objects and carry it on their backs around the table. 

  • Syria

Which symbol from the seder plate do the Kavkazi Jews of the Caucasus hide for the children to find instead of the matza? 

  • An Egg

Why do many Middle Eastern Jewish families whip each other with scallions at the Seder table? 

  • To mimic the whips of slave drivers in Egypt.

Because Moses floated in the river what item do many Jews of Tunisia decorate with a colored cloth in this, and place on the Seder table? 

  • A basket

At Passover, the Abayudaya Jews of what country celebrate the anniversary of the overthrow of the brutal dictator Idi Amin, who outlawed the practice of Judaism? 

  • Uganda

At the beginning of the Seder, what do Jews from Morocco pass above their heads three times while reciting "In haste we came out of Egypt”? 

  • A Seder Plate

Tunisian Jews place a fish bowl with live fish swimming in it on the Passover table. Which part of the Exodus story does this commemorate? 

  • The crossing of the Red Sea

What do Iraqi Jews tie to the back of a small child while telling them to guard it until end of the Seder? 

  • The Afikomen

In which country is the Seder “interrupted” by a knock on the door by a member of the family dressed up as a nomad. The leader of the Seder asks: “Where are you coming from?” (Egypt) Where are you going?” (Jerusalem)?

  • Iraq

According to research done by Be’chol Lashon, 20% of American Jews identify as African American, Latinx, Asian, mixed race, Sephardi and Mizrahi. This year, join us as we celebrate Passover rituals from diverse Jewish communities and traditions.

haggadah Section: Shulchan Oreich