Reader 1: Let us prepare our hearts for the Passover Seder. We must consider ourselves as having personally been freed from Egypt. As we prepare for this experience of personal redemption, let us take the leaven of sin hidden within our hearts far away from us.
HAGGADAH (hah-gah-dah) means “the Telling” Seder means “order”
Exodus 12:11 You will eat אֹתֹו it (him) with your loin’s girded (belt), your shoes on your feet and your staff in your hand; and you will eat אֹתֹו it (him) quickly, it is to ליהוה Passover. 12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night and will kill all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and I will execute against all the gods of Egypt judgment: I am יהוה. 13 And the blood will be לְאֹת a sign upon the houses where אַתֶּם you are: and when I see אֶת־ blood, I will pass over you and the plague will not come upon you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. 14 And this day will be a memorial for you; and you will keep it as a feast to ליהוה throughout all your generations; you will keep this feast as an ordinance forever. 15 Seven days you will eat unleavened bread; on the first day you will take away leaven out of your houses: whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day will be cut off from Israel. 16 And on the first day there will be a sacred assembly and on the seventh day there will be a sacred assembly for you; no work will be done in those days, except that which every man must do to prepare his food to eat, you may only do that. 17 And you will observe אֶת־ Unleavened Bread; for in this day I have brought אֶת־ your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore, you will observe אֶת־ day, in all your generations by an ordinance forever (owlam). 18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you will eat unleavened bread until the twenty first day of the month at evening. 19 Seven days no leaven will be found in your houses: for whoever eats that which is leavened will be cut off from the Congregation of Israel, whether he is a stranger or born in the land. 20 You will eat nothing leavened; in all your houses you will eat unleavened bread.
Blessed are You, YHUH our Elohim, King of the universe, who chose us from all the people of the earth and has exalted us among all nations, by making us set apart with His commandments.