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Maror - Eating Bitter Herbs

Maror -

Eating the Bitter Herbs

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Maror

Take some romaine lettuce and load it with some horseradish (enough to make the size of a small egg if you would crunch it into a ball). Some people dip this into the charoset to soften the effect.  The following blessing is recited by all:

Achilat Maror Blessing

Blessed are You, LORD our God, King of the universe, Who
sanctified us with his commandments and commanded us to eat maror.

Barukh attah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam, asher kideshanu
bemitzvotav ve-tsivanu 'al achilat maror.

We then eat the bitter herbs, remembering the sorrow, persecution, and suffering of our life in bondage to sin.  As the horseradish brings tears to our eyes, so we remember the affliction of our people.

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