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I could not locate any source that discusses the salt to water ratio. the idea behind the salt water is that it symbolizes the tears that the Israelites shed from the suffering of the hard work. If you wanted to adhere to this symbolism, I guess the amount of salt should be equivalent to the saline concentration of human tears. I'm no chemist, so I have no ...


Rabbi Mordechai Koster in his Sefer Gevuras Akiva writes that we use celery for Karpas since celery is a negative calorie food thus we are reminding ourselves that we worked in Egypt for no purpose, building buildings that sunk into the ground, etc. He goes on to say that we dunk it into saltwater as a reminder as to what happened to all the Egyptians that ...

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