This year, besides removing chametz from our home, we will remove ourselves from each other. 

By distancing ourselves from leavened bread products, and our friends and family, we are following the commandments of G-d and the sometimes equally important commandments of our collective humanity. 

We are blessed to have pantries stocked with food and the choice to take a break from bread. But, if we decide to hang onto those precious carbs, that might be OK too, Together, we say: 

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha’olam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu al biur hametz.

haggadah Section: Introduction