Seder is a Jewish ceremonial dinner that begins the springtime festival of Passover. A prominent Passover theme — liberation — sparked a different kind of Seder in the mid-90s: a Pride Seder. The event marks key milestones in the struggle for LGBTQ rights. And this marks the first year that a Pride Seder is being held in Vermont.
The horseradish on Seder tables may be more poignant on this second pandemic Passover. It symbolizes the bitterness of slavery. Hardships change and so do the rituals that mark them.