Gavin Chuck

Strangers At A Strange Meal

04/16/2008
Special To The Jewish Week
The first time Melinda Young went to a Passover seder, the hosts put an individual seder plate at each place setting. Assuming this arrangement of symbolic foods comprised the entire meal, Young, a lapsed Catholic who lives in Austin, Texas, remembers looking at the plate thinking, “OK, there’s a piece of matzah, a boiled egg — and I don’t think there’s any meat on that bone.” When the matzah ball soup came she downed two portions, convinced it would be the last food she’d see for hours.
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