Monday, March 18, 2013

What Do You Serve After 500 Years?

Journalist Ronit Treatman over at her blog on The Philadelphia Jewish Voice, has an interesting piece on a Seder scheduled to be conducted in Spain, in less than a week.

For the first time since the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, a Passover Seder is being hosted in Ribadavia. Ribadavia is a town in northwestern Spain, which during the Middle Ages had a thriving Jewish community. Some of the buildings from the old Jewish quarter are still standing, including its synagogue.

Treatman writes.

What follows is a description of what a Seder was like for the average Sephardic Jew living in the middle ages, down to the menu.

Read more here

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