The Maggid (Story-teller) now orchestrates the telling of the story of Egyptian exile with matzot (unleavened bread) and a plate of bitter herbs and vegetables.

Raise the tray with the matzot and say:

This is the bread of affliction, which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt. Let all who are hungry come and eat. Let all who are in need, come and share the Pesach meal. This year, we are here. Next year, in the land of Israel. This year, we are slaves. Next year, we will be free.

Remove Seder plate from table and refill the wine cups, for the Cup of Redemption but don’t drink yet.  First, we want to get the children's attention.

haggadah Section: Maggid - Beginning