Tonight is the beginning of the eight days of Passover. Passover is celebrated with a special dinner ceremony “seder” for family and friends. At the holiday meal, there is always a seder plate with six spots or holes to hold symbolic foods with special significance to the retelling of the story of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt. A seventh symbolic item used during the meal— the three matzos — is not considered part of the seder plate proper. This plate was made in England in 1924. Early 20th-century Seder plates like this one are only used on Passover and sell for $100-$300. This one sold in 2018 for $250.
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