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  • (Everyone now takes a small piece of "karpas" and dips it in salt water on the table and eats it.)

    Alec Sokolow: The Audacity to Haggadah

  • Since the brothers had to explain Joseph's sudden disappearance, they dipped his special coat of striped colors that his father had given him (the very word karpas is used in Megillat Esther

    The Jewish Week (BETA)

  • Placed on the plate are a roasted egg to signify rebirth in spring, karpas (parsley) to signify the springtime, a roasted lamb shank to signify the paschal sacrifice that Jews used to offer in the ancient Temple, maror (a bitter herb, such as horseradish) to signify the bitterness of slavery, and Chazeret, a second bitter herb to represent the bitterness.

    Happy Passover פֶּסַח

  • For instance, along with the blessing for karpas, or the green vegetable, the Haggadah notes that low-income families often eschew buying fresh fruits and vegetables in favor of less expensive packaged foods.

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  • The children dipped the karpas (parsley) and the egg (and probably just about everything on the table) in the salt water.

    The Jew and the Carrot

  • The fact that we do have "dips" as a kind of forshpeis to our seder meal is certainly in keeping with the Passover feast, but why our specific dips of first the karpas (green vegetable) and then the bitter herbs in charoset?

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  • Hence, some Jews have the tradition of dipping the karpas not only in salt-water, symbolizing the tears that the Jewish people shed, but also in the red charoset, which according to the Jerusalem Talmud symbolizes blood, expressing the tragedy of Jewish internal hatred, the root cause of our exiles and persecutions.

    The Jewish Week (BETA)

  • This is not the only reason for eating greens: Passover is celebrated with karpas (a green vegetable, usually parsley) and bitter herbs.


  • Next is karpas, the green vegetables that remind the seder participants that Passover corresponds with spring and the harvest.

    J. Weekly

  • I remember being jealous of my friends who had potato for their karpas.

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  • From the Wikipedia entry: "Karpas is one of the traditional rituals in the Passover Seder. It refers to the vegetable, usually parsley or celery, that is dipped in liquid (usually salt water) and eaten."

    June 5, 2011