Hah Lach"ma Ahnyah

Prayer Before Eating Chametz in Bergen-Belsen


Before eating Chametz [on Passover] say the following with

intent & devotion:

Our Father in Heaven, it is revealed and known to You that it is

our desire to fulfill Your will and to celebrate the festival of

Passover by eating Matzah and by observing the prohibition of

Chametz. But, on this our hearts are pained, that the captivity

which prevents us, and we find ourselves in danger of our lives.

We are hereby prepared and ready to fulfill Your

commandment "And you shall live by them" and not die by

them, and to be careful with the warning of "Guard yourself and

guard your life very much." Therefore, our prayer to You is that

You keep us alive, and sustain us, and redeem us speedily, so

that we may observe Your laws and fulfill Your will and serve

You with a full heart. Amen.

haggadah Section: Maggid - Beginning