Today’s daf yomi in Ketubot actually makes a direct reference to Passover. The daf discusses a women’s obligation to nurse, how long she is allowed to nurse a child, and issues of nurse milk. Toward the end of the daf (actually, spilling on to the next page) the Talmud starts discussing various foods eaten by women when nursing which are beneficial.
The Talmud mentions “Karpas” and says that if a women eats kapas while nursing, she will have “enlightneted” or illminated children. This is really out of left field for the Talmud to reference. The Shikkerdovid would like to throw in some commentary. This “enlightenment” is not a physical attribute (ie Popeye eating spinach to get stronger). The eating of karpas is a metaphysical attribute. The message is clear: if one instills “karpas” values, or Jewish values, ethical values into children, one will have enlightened children.
As we all know, this holiday is really all about the kids.