Participant: The bitter herbs, maror, recall the bitterness of slavery. We may eat the maror with haroset, because the trials of slavery were sweetened by the hope of freedom. We cannot forget either hardship or hope.  (all take some maror, and some haroset if you wish, and eat it on a piece of lettuce)

All: Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha'olam asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu al achilat maror.

Participant: On Passover, in the days of the Temple in Jerusalem, Rabbi Hillel would eat a sandwich made of the lamb, matzah and maror. Today, we do not make sacrifices at the Temple, so our sandwich is made only with matzah and maror. (all make and eat a "sandwich" of matzah and maror)

haggadah Section: Maror