This past Friday, Andrew and I pretended to be Jewish for the night and attend a Passover Seder dinner. We are in a Judaism and the Gospel class together this semester, and our professor was hosting the event, so we thought it'd be a fun opportunity. Seder means "order" or "arrangement in Hebrew, but the main idea of the event is the retelling of the Hebrew exodus story. There are many ancient rituals that are important parts of the feast, including drinking four cups of wine (we had grape juice instead :)) and several foods including matzoh bread, bitter herbs, and a lamb bone. The matzoh bread is the unleavened bread representing the time when the Hebrews did not have time to let their bread rise so that they could flee from the Egyptians quickly. The bitter herbs are representative of the bitterness of slavery, and the lamb bone of course represents the sacrificial lamb blood that the Hebrew slaves painted over their door frames to avoid the destroying angel. There are other foods as well, but those are the most important ones.