Acknowledging and Releasing the Burdens: An Old/ New Ritual for Breaking the Middle Matzah


For Passover this year, Moving Traditions is sharing a new take on a traditional Syrian and Moroccan Passover ritual in which seder participants place a piece of matzah on their shoulder to recall the experience of bondage.

Moving Traditions' 2021 seder resource offers you—and others around your table or online—the opportunity to consider the weight of the challenges you have been carrying over the past year, and the burdens shouldered by so many others who have helped us persevere and arrive at another Passover.

We hope our 2021 resource prompts a discussion about ways to promote justice and liberation in the year ahead. Have a sweet and liberating Passover!

This resource includes a downloadable PDF document containing a Passover seder activity.



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