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Yachatz: (lit: "divide") the fourth step of the Passover seder--breaking the middle matzah in two.
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Break the Matzah
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What We Do Take hold of the middle of the three matzahs on your Seder Plate. We need the top matzah to remain whole. We’ll be making a blessing on it later on. Blessings are said on whole things. Break it in two. Leave the smaller half between the two com...
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The breaking of the middle Matzah at the Seder and the two types of mitzvahs we want our kids to know.
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