Roasted Egg – Beitzah

On the Passover seder plate, it reminds us of a holiday sacrifice offering and symbolizes the cycle of life.

The beitzah (ביצה) is an egg. To prepare this one, simply hard boil an egg, then give it a little roast on the stovetop or inside the oven while the shell still encloses it. The egg serves as another reminder of the special holiday sacrifice offering, which was called the hagigah.

The roundness of the egg also symbolizes the cycle of life, the continuous flow between life to death to rebirth, and the springtime renewal of Passover.

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