Traditionally, the seder leader ritually washes their hands on-behalf of the group without reciting a blessing. In Jewish tradition, ritual handwashing is generally done by simply pouring water over your hands. We don't usually use soap in these rituals.

This year, handwashing has taken on a new meaning. We have all developed our own rituals around washing our hands to keep us safe -- using warm water, scrubbing each crevice, and maybe humming a song that helps you get to the full 20-seconds. Tonight, let's take a minute to all wash our hands both ritually and literally before we eat the first bites of the seder. It's one of the things that makes this year different than all other years. 

haggadah Section: Urchatz