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The bitter vegetables, the maror eaten among Ashkenazi Jews is traditionally, horseradish
(chrane), while Sephardi Jews usually eat lettuce, the stalk of which is bitter. Lettuce is the first of the
five choices of maror in the Shulchan Aruch*. Horseradish was the only option to Ashkenazi Jews in
Eastern Europe where no lettuce was available so early in the season. As one should eat an olive's
bulk (about 20 Grms) of maror, it is best for even Ashkenazi Jews to eat lettuce or a mixture of
horseradish and lettuce to prevent any damage to one's health by eating a large quantity of
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In every generation a person is obliged to see himself as if he came out of Egypt. As
it says “And you shall tell your child on that day saying, because of this, that the Lord did for
me that I left Egypt. (Ex Ch, 13 V. 8) Not only our fathers, the Holy One Blessed Be He
redeemed, but we were also redeemed with them. As it says “And us He brought out of
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