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Yachatz is the breaking of the matzah. Because March madness is in our midst and you probably watch sports to try to fit in, there is a game out there to incorporate your fake love of sports with Yachatz is the breaking of the matzah. Because March madness is in our midst and you probably watch sports to try to fit in, there is a game out there to incorporate your fake love of sports with the holiday of Passover. This is a bracket that has about 8 people in it. Since you don’t have that many friends, you can just find some random people off of the street and try to act normal so they will come in your medium sized home to break the matzah (or break the bread LOL). If they choose not to come, there are some sock puppets in the back that can play against each other.
How the Game Works:
Each of you must pick a number out of the bowl of your choice that will correlate with the numbers on the bracket. You must go up against the person next to you. You each hold a side of the matza and on three you break the matza into a half. Who ever gets the bigger side wins and moves on to the next round. Use the stickers to designate who is the winner because you cannot write on Passover, surprise! Who ever wins gets the bragging rights. If a puppet wins, you should think about your life choices and cry for the rest of the night like the Jews did in Egypt. Happy breaking!
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So this is Maggid,
The part of the seder where we tell the story
Of leaving Egypt.
We spend more time talking about talking about the story
Then telling the actual story.
Very meta is our haggadah,
With many numbers,
Lots of fours:
Four cups of wine
Four ways of asking,
Why is this night...