-By Rabbi Lynn Gottleib

Green vegetables in salt water and bitter herbs in charoset (a sweet mixture of nuts, fruits and wine). The first symbolizes replacing tears of bitterness with tears of joy.  The second symbolizes transforming the mortar of forced servitude to the sweetness of the garden of Eden. What are the positive resources we can dip into in order to hasten the process of liberation of Palestinians and Israelis from the cycles of violence which plague the Holy Land?


haggadah Section: Karpas
Source: Jewish Voice for Peace, 2009 Passover Insert