A Vegetarian Shankbone

How the beet ended up on the seder plate

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I don't know where the account comes from, but it's the one I've seen and heard most often.

Copyright 1999 by Rabbi Mark Hurvitz. http://davka.org/why/bejewish/vegeshankbone.html

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Mark Hurvitz is the rabbi of Congregation Etz Chaim of Ramona, Calif., and vice president for communications of Nisus Software Inc. He holds a master's degree in library science and has also pursued advanced studies in Contemporary American Jewish popular culture.