The greens are dipped in the charoset and a blessing is recited, after which the greens are eaten up.
Charoset is another important symbol of the Seder:
- firstly, outwardly it reminds us of clay, from which day after day the Jews enslaved by the Egyptians were forced to make bricks,
- and secondly, thanks to its taste, it makes it clear that after the most terrible bitterness of slavery, the sweet time of freedom has finally come.
Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu al achilat maror.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and has commanded us on the eating of bitter greens.