First Posted: 4/4/2007

On Wednesday, March 28, members of the Marywood University Institute of Senior Learners joined Rabbi Daniel Swartz, Clarks Summit, spiritual leader of Temple Hesed, Scranton, for a lesson on Passover. Senior learners were taught the symbolism of several Passover foods. This included the bitter herb representing the bitterness of slavery; the leg of lamb and its meaning of sacrifice and the four cups of wine in their relation to the freedoms of speech, religion, hope and want. Above, Emily Trunzo and Rabbi Swartz lead the Seder Wednesday with a passage on matzah, the bread of affliction and freedom. At left, Steve Bortnyk, a member of the Senior Learners group, reads a passage about wicked people, one of four types of individuals discussed in a typical Seder.

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