Maggid | מגיד

Maggid:  Ha Lachma Anya

הָא לַחְמָא עַנְיָא דִי אֲכָלוּ אַבְהָתָנָא בְּאַרְעָא דְמִצְרָיִם. כָּל דִכְפִין יֵיתֵי וְיֵיכֹל, כָּל דִצְרִיךְ יֵיתֵי וְיִפְסַח. הָשַׁתָּא הָכָא, לְשָׁנָה הַבָּאָה בְּאַרְעָא דְיִשְׂרָאֵל. הָשַׁתָּא עַבְדֵי, לְשָׁנָה הַבָּאָה בְּנֵי חוֹרִין.

Ha lachma anya dee achalu avhatana b'ara d'meetzrayeem.

LEADER (Raises up the three Matzos, then says:) LO! This is the bread of affliction, the humble and simple bread which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt.

PARTICIPANT: We hold up the matzah to declare that we remember and commemorate a time when we were slaves, in bondage, without freedom. 

PARTICIPANT: This Maggid is different than others we may have experienced in our lives. During this Maggid, this telling, when we read of ancient miracles, we are witnessing present day miracles, vaccines. When we tell each other of our exodus, our exit from Egypt, we await our moment of exodus, when we will emerge from our homes, and see our loved ones safely.

LEADER: So as we continue with the order of Maggid, we continue with something we all have today as well - questions. (Pour the second glass of wine for everyone.)


REFLECTION: Usually on passover we open the door and ask anyone who is hungry to join us at this Seder, and let them partake of what we have to share. How can we say this Pesach all are invited to come for a seder? 

haggadah Section: Maggid - Beginning