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Yahatz | Break the Middle Matzah

We set aside one piece to be the Afikomen, which is hidden and then found after the meal.

Matzah being broken in half


The Holiness of Being Broken: Trauma and Disability Justice by Rabbi Elliot Kukla
This essay by Rabbi Elliot Kukla is a meditation on the brokenness many of us experience at different points in our lives.


Yachatz: Some do not get the chance to rise by Rabbi Tamara Cohen
A short meditation offering one possible meaning for the symbolic act of breaking the matzah.


§ Curated and written by Rabbi Elyse Wechterman and Rabbi Maurice Harris. Sourced by Rabbi Michael Fessler, Tresa Grauer, Ph.D., Alison Houghton, Rabbi Maurice Harris, Jackie Land, Rabbi Alan LaPayover, Rabbi Vivie Mayer, Rabbi Isaac Saposnik, Rabbi Elyse Wechterman, Rabbi Micah Geurin Weiss, Cyd Weissman. Graphic by Rosa Cohen. Web development by Rabbi Michael Fessler.

* Music courtesy of Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein, Rabbi Myriam Klotz, Rabbi G. Rayzel Raphael, Juliet Spitzer, Rabbi Margot Stein and Rabbi Shawn Zevit. More of their music and the music of their bands, Shabbat Unplugged and Miraj, is available on SpotifyiTunes and CD Baby. Songs copyright ©Shabbat Unplugged and the Reconstructionist Press.

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