Embody the Bitterness

Our enslaved ancestors cried out. We too were slaves in Egypt! People today are still enslaved! We cry too.

Discussion topic: What does contemporary slavery look like? Where do we see its manifestations at home and abroad?

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ עַל אֲכִילַת מָרוֹר

Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha’olam Asher Kideshanu B’mitzvotav V’tzivanu Al Achilat Maror.

We acknowledge the Unity of All and express gratitude for the opportunity to connect by eating bitter herbs.


When life tastes bitter, the next best ingredient to add is a friend. They can provide a (virtual) shoulder to cry on and experience the bitterness with you, or help you find the light in the dark. Pause, and take a moment to text a friend who you know is facing a bitter moment, and would appreciate your company. It can be as simple as: “Hey, thinking of you and checking in – how’s it going?”

haggadah Section: Maror
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