Usually, this meal is started by eating a piece of Beitzah - a hard-boiled (or baked) egg, which is first dipped in salt water.
In the Jewish tradition, this dish:
- symbolizes an additional sacrifice offered in the Temple on holidays, which was also eaten during the Passover night;
- serves as a symbol of mourning, reminding that the Temple is destroyed, and, therefore, we no longer have the opportunity to offer sacrifices.
Then they start a festive meal without a special menu. The only peculiarity is that it is not customary to serve roasted meat and poultry, as they may be associated with the Passover sacrifice, which, as has been already mentioned, is impossible in our time.
All wine and grape juice that is drunk during the meal is not included in the 4 required ceremonial cups.