In the LGBT community an unusual custom of placing an Orange on the Seder Plate has become a tradition. Here is the TRUE story of the “Orange on the Seder Plate”, told directly by Susannah Heschel, who initiated the ritual. A member of our Congregation knows her quite well and remembered her saying that most of the widely circulated origins of the tradition are totally inaccurate. He sent her an email asking if she would set the record straight for him, and she forwarded this piece in which she describes her creation of the tradition, what she was trying to achieve, and how it has been completely misconstrued over the years.
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