Dipping the bitter herb in sweet charoset |   maror   |מָרוֹר 

Adversity and resilience.  Suffering and insight.  Broken shards and new forms of being.  These are the themes of Passover and our own lives.   We recognize this by dipping our bitter herbs into the sweet charoset.  Let's say the blessing together.

ברוּךְ אַתָּה יְיַָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָֽׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּֽנוּ עַל אֲכִילַת מרוֹר:

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu al achilat maror.

We bless the wellspring of compassion, for the opportunity to infuse our lives with meaning, by eating bitter herbs.

haggadah Section: Maror