Ritual Component


No prayer is recited before we break the middle matzah on our Seder plate. This is a silent, reflective act.


For we recognize that, like the broken matzah, we are incomplete, with prayers yet to be fulfilled, promises still to be redeemed.

We hide part of this broken matzah and hope it will be found by the end our Seder meal.

For we recognize that parts of ourselves are yet unknown. We are still discovering what makes us whole.

We hide the larger of the two parts of the matzah.

For we recognize that more is hidden than revealed.


With the generations that have come before us, and with one another, our search begins.

haggadah Section: Yachatz
Source: Miriam's Tapestry: Passover Seder Haggdah