Breaking The Middle Matzah


The Passover story begins in a world broken by slavery and oppression. The sound of the breaking matzah sends us to that fractured place, only to become whole again when we find the broken half, the afikomen, at the end of the Seder.

LEADER: I will now break the middle matzah and save one half of it for dessert. I will hide it, and later, the children will help us find it so we can end our Seder when it is time. I am returning the other half of it to the table to be eaten later.

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu al achilat matzah.

Blessed are You, Spirit of everything who commands us to eat matzo.

Distribute and eat the top and middle matzah for everyone to eat.

haggadah Section: Yachatz