Participant: The priests in the Temple washed their hands before all holy duties. In this time of our lives, we are all reminded to wash our hands repeatedly each day. Perhaps the priests understood that these twenty seconds of handwashing could be a time to reflect on our connection to others and our wish for health and safety for ourselvse and the world. In this difficult time, we can recite the following prayer together before the Urchatz:

With these hands, I commit to doing good for the world; to writing words of hope, to planting seeds that will grow in the future, to bringing help to those in need. S'eu yedeichem kodesh -- wash your hands in holiness.

(Pass pitcher of water to pour over hands)

haggadah Section: Urchatz