Water is refreshing, cleansing, and clear, so it’s easy to understand why so many cultures and religions use water for symbolic purification. We will wash our hands twice during our seder: now, with no blessing, to get us ready for the rituals to come; and then again later, we’ll wash again with a blessing, preparing us for the meal.
Too often during our daily lives we don’t stop and take a moment to prepare for whatever it is we’re about to do.
Let's pause to consider what we hope to get out of our evening together tonight. One at a time, pour water over each others’ hands.
As water is being poured over your hands, share one hope or expectation you have for tonight's seder OR as water is poured over your hands, share with us what you would like to let go of right now, what you would like to have “washed away”.
And after each person speaks, give them support by all saying “Kayn Yihee Ratzon”, or “So Be It.”
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