by Zane Caplansky for Caplansky’s, a ‘Certified Good Food Fighter’
Caplansky’s Deli is hosting two sittings of a traditional Jewish 7-course Passover seder dinner on Tuesday, April 19th, the beginning of Passover.
The word “seder” means “order” or “sequence” and the 2000 year old ritual of Passover is to tell, in a particular order, the story of the Jews leaving Egypt after Pharoah decided to no longer keep them enslaved.
At a seder meal guests drink four glasses of wine, recall the 10 plagues visited on the Egyptians, the flight of the Jews from slavery in Egypt and the hardships of life in the desert. These stories are told as if God brought all those present at the seder out of slavery and not as if it happened to someone else in some far away place.
To remind us of our common humanity and of the injustice of slavery, this perspective is valid and useful. We pray for the deliverance of all people, and all are welcome at the Caplansky’s seder.
We will serve a traditional seven-course meal with wine for $45 per person for adults and $20 for kids. There will be two sittings, one at 5:30 pm and one at 8 pm on Tuesday April 19th. Reservations are required. Please contact me or Michelle as soon as possible to avoid disappointment at 416-500-3852.