The 5 Elements of the Passover Meal

Apr 24, 2024

The Passover meal begins with the recitation of Kiddush, sanctifying the holiday and acknowledging God's role in the liberation of the Israelites from slavery.


Before breaking bread, participants ritually wash their hands in Urchatz, symbolizing purity and the removal of impurities.


A piece of green vegetable, like parsley, is dipped in saltwater during Karpas, representing the tears shed during slavery and the freshness of renewal.


The middle piece of the three matzahs on the Seder plate is broken in Yachatz, symbolizing the brokenness of the Jewish people during their time in bondage.


Maggid tells the story of Exodus through the reading of the Passover Haggadah, reminding participants of the miracles and redemption experienced by their ancestors.