Sunday, March 28, 2010

And I saw a lamb, looking like it had been slain

I was struck by this comment from the JPS Commentary on the Haggadah:
What is presumably the major event of the evening--the meal--is unaccompanied, at least in this stage of history, by any texts. This is most remarkable when we realize that the paschal lamb was brought in whole. Bringing a whole animal before the participants must have been a dramatic event.
I had never thought about this before. Curious, I googled "roasted lamb" and found an image that conveys some of the "drama" R. Tabory mentions. (Warning: not for the faint of heart!)

Click here to see a whole roasted lamb...

Imagine your bubbe bringing that to the table!

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