We will shortly bless and eat karpas - but first we must rituially wash our hands. We will NOT, however, say the blessing that usually accompanies handwashing, because we will not be eating bread afterwards.

We wash our hands because they are the what we use to accomplish any task we undertake. Our hands build and write, give and hold, heal and create. Our hands also strike and tear, shatter and bruise, poison and  destroy. This ritual is not to wash away the evil our hands have done, but to remind us to make our hands pure. To use our hands for good.

haggadah Section: Urchatz