The Seder is a Jewish ritual meal in which multiple generations of a family take mark in recounting the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The Seder itself is based on the command in the book of Exodus: "You shall tell your child on that day, saying, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'" (Exodus 13:8) Traditionally, families and friends gather to read the text of the Haggadah, which contains the narrative of the Israelite exodus from Egypt, blessings, rituals, and songs. The Passover Seder Plate consists of symbolic foods which the leader of the Seder uses to tell the Exodus story. This year Passover begins on Friday. As the Passover is a critical part of the Easter story, learning about the ritual deepens understanding of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.