Urchatz: with the completion of Kadesh we have sanctified the start of the Passover holiday. We have cleaned our homes in specific ways and will eat specially prepared foods. We separate this week from the rest of our year.

But what about ourselves? Are WE ready?  Urchatz is our time to take a deep breath. The prep is done and we are ready to celebrate. We cleanse ourselves, without a blessing, as we are not preparing to eat a meal, but to make ourselves ready to celebrate.

Remember: It's all about the cleanse, 'bout the cleanse...no bracha! (2x)

haggadah Section: Urchatz
Source: Denise Abadi