We have told the story and now, we say the blessing over the matzah and
prepare to eat it for the first time.

We take a moment and acknowledge our capacity for
healing and love:

Every time we make a decision not to harden our hearts to our own pain or to the pain of
others, we step toward freedom.
Every time we are able to act with compassion rather than anger, we stop the flow of
And each moment we find the strength and courage to see ourselves in each other, we
open possibilities for healing and peace.
This is the bread that we bless and share.

May all who are hungry come and eat.
May all who are in need join together in this Festival of Freedom.

haggadah Section: Motzi-Matzah
Source: A WAY IN Jewish Mindfulness Program www.mishkan.org/a-way-in