Take the middle matzah and break it into two, one piece larger than the other.

The larger piece is set aside to serve as Afikoman. This is traditionally hidden, by the leader of the Seder for the children to “steal” or “find” and then ransom for a something at the end of the Seder.

The smaller piece is put back, between the two matzot. This smaller piece, along with the top matzah is what will be used for the “Motzi-Matzah” and “Korech.”

Soon, we will begin telling the tale of Pesach properly. We start this story from a place of brokenness. Not only is the matzo broken, but it is broken unevenly. There is a bigger piece and a smaller piece. It's not right. It's not fair. 

Take a moment to write or silently reflect on the brokenness in your life this year: the pain, the injustice, the darkness. Anyone who feels comfortable can share out loud, but you are not obligated to do so.


haggadah Section: Yachatz