The word "zero" means "arm." The roasted lamb shinbone both represents the outstretched arm of God and reminds us of the Passover sacrifice. In this way, we are reminded to make sacrifices by reaching out and extending ourselves to others.

Sometimes, we may feel like our reach is not long enough or strong enough to help people in need. In the case of Darfur, the situation looks so grim that we might think, “What difference will my actions make?” But when we work with others, arm in arm, joining our voices and combining our resources, our reach is extended exponentially.

Z'roa question:

Oftentimes, reaching out means making sacrifices in terms of time, energy and money. What are you willing to sacrifice to make a difference?

haggadah Section: Introduction