Shulchan Oreich

It’s traditional to begin the actual Seder meal with each person eating a hardboiled egg.A hardboiled egg symbolizes the korban chagigah (festival sacrifice) that was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem and was then eaten as part of the meal on Seder night. The egg is a symbol of mourning for the loss of the two Temples, the first of which was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E. and the second of which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E. Hard boiled eggs were traditionally the food of mourners and therefore they are an appropriate symbol for the loss of these holy sites. On every Jewish festival, we remember to mourn for the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem.

We are now ready to consume this Passover lunch! At this time please put down the haggdahs, recline, and enjoy our festive meal.

Discussion Question:
In your opinion, what can the hardboiled egg symbolize

haggadah Section: Shulchan Oreich