Host:

Take the three matzot - the broken piece between the two whole ones – and hold them in your hand and recite the following blessing:

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, hamotzi lechem min ha-aretz.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.

Before eating the matzah, put the bottom matzah back in its place and continue, reciting the following blessing while holding only the top and middle piece of matzah.

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu al achilat matzah.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who has taught us the way of holiness through commandments, commanding us to eat matzah.

Of this matza our Messiah Yehoshua may have referred to when he said, "Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me." 1 Corinthians 11:24

As we take, this, the bread of affliction, we remember how you, Yehoshua our Messiah, were afflicted.

He drew near and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he was led as a lamb to the slaughter; and as an ewe before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. Isaiah 53:7

Break the top and middle matzot into pieces and distribute them everyone at the table to eat while, if possible, reclining to the left.


haggadah Section: Motzi-Matzah