LEADER: Another important Passover symbol is maror, bitter herbs. Bitter herbs serve as a reminder of how the Egyptians embittered the lives of our fathers and mothers. When we eat these bitter herbs, we recognize the bitterness of servitude and oppression.
ALL: It is our obligation, as people and as members of this community, to do what we can to lighten the load of those less fortunate and to show compassion for all those who continue to face the oppression of hunger and its causes.
(Leader lifts up maror and invites all to eat a piece of maror after the blessing.)
LEADER: We join together in the blessing over the maror:
Baruch ata Adonai Elohenu Melech ha’olam asher kideshanu be’mitzvotav ve’tzivanu al achilat maror.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe,
who has made us holy with God’s commandments and commanded us to eat bitter herbs.
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