Urchatz, the ritual washing of the hands, is traditionally performed to purify those who partake in the seder. We, as women / queer / gender non-conforming / trans people, have been told for far too long that we are impure, dirty, and inherently sinful. All who join us at our Seder tonight are perfect, pure, and created in the image of the Source. In past years I would encourage you to reconsider performing the practice of Urchatz (ritual washing of your hands) as a radical declaration of your humanity. But this year please whip out that hand sanitizer and wash those hands! Next year may we be as gritty as we want!

Inspired by the Sh’ar Zahav Pride Haggadah

haggadah Section: Urchatz