The opportunities and the need to create a less violent, less oppressive world are enormous. But cruelty and apathy are still with us — across the ocean, across the border, across the street. It is up to each of us, each day, in small but profound ways to move our world one step closer to its potential.

(Lift matzah)

This is the bread of affliction,

the bread which our ancestors ate in Egypt.

All who are hungry — come and eat.

All who are needy — come share our Passover

dream, a dream which only we can create.

Ha lach-ma an-yah di-a-cha-lu

av-ha-ta-na b’ar-ah d’mitz-ra-yim.

Kol dich-fin yay-tay v’yay-chul,

kol ditz-rich yay-tay v’yif-sach

Ha-sha-tah ha-cha la-sha-nah ha-ba-ah

b’ar-ah d’yis’ra-el, ha-sha-tah

av-day, la-sha-nah ha-ba-ah b’nay chor-rin.

haggadah Section: Maggid - Beginning