Memorable Seder Table Service
The set of
amber glass dishes above began as a Pesach seder service for 50
sometime in the early '20's, patched over the years with whatever most
closely matched the material, pattern, and color at the time.
They are with what we associate our seder memories, containers in more
ways than one.
Every grandchild had his or her own distinct wine cup, claimed in
adulthood and passed to their own children with stories of spillage and
The "chrain" container passed around
for the first time in the season provoked the usual, well-worn jokes
about the pungency of Uncle Mosie's brew and "clearing the
And, over the years completely new
containers appeared on the seder table to facilitate a minhag
previously displayed in unremarkable serving pieces.
Through it all appeared the little
Schulsinger Hagaddah, published in 1948 and updated in 1954.
However the family was arrayed around the table, the same people seemed
to stumble over the same words year after year. Fifty years later
each illustration awakens particular memories of the meal about to be
served, the seder nearly come to the end, and others...many others.