Question:

What do the Bitter Herbs symbolize?

Bitter Herbs or Maror

Bitter Herbs or Maror (in Hebrew) symbolizes the bitter times the Jews had to experience while slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt.

The common food used for Bitter Herbs on a seder plate is horseradish. Some people use the horseradish in the jar while others will use fresh, and slice pieces from the horseradish root.

The Bitter Herbs is eaten alone on a piece of Matzah and in a (Hillel) sandwich with Maror.

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