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The Strength of Horseradish by Shoshana Surek

Five children kept eyes on the father. They hid behind small Passover haggadahs and counted fingerprints on the prayer book’s cover, fingerprints left behind by Manischewitz wine. Each fingerprint represented a plague upon the Egyptians. Represented stories told and retold by the father. Dom, Tzfardeyah, Kinim he recited. Dom, Tzfardeyah, Kinim the five children repeated.…