Orange On the Seder Plate

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In the mid-1980s, Susannah Heschel and feminist Jewish college students put an orange on their Seder plate as a symbol of inclusion of gay and lesbian Jews. They were building on traditions created by feminist chavurah groups earlier that decade. This year we add a citrus fruit to our seder plate to honor our LGBTQ history and to taste our liberation. Download this resource to bring this ritual to your class or family Seder, or to jump start a discussion with your learners. 



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