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  1. One must ensure to chew the Maror, and to not just swallow it without tasting it; otherwise, one doesn't fulfill his obligation. [1].

Which Vegetable?

  1. Even though Chazal enumerated five types of vegetables to satisfy the obligation of Maror, because we can't identify them one should use either lettuce or horse raddish.[2]

How much Maror?

  1. One must eat 1 Kezayit of Maror with a Bracha of Al Achilat Maror. [3]


  1. The Maror should be dipped into the Charoset. One should wipe off the charoset and not dip it for too long otherwise it’ll remove the taste of the Maror. [4] Some only dip it partially. [5]


  1. One doesn’t have to lean when eating the Maror [6] but if one wants to one may do so. [7]


  1. Pesachim 115b
  2. Mishna (Pesachim 39a), Shulchan Aruch 473:5, Piskei Teshuvot 473:15. see also Definition of Maror by Rav Zvi Sobolofsky
  3. S”A 475:1. see also Amount of Maror by Rav Zvi Sobolofsky
  4. S”A 475:1
  5. Mishna Brurah 475:13
  6. S”A 475:1
  7. Mishna Brurah 475:14. Magen Avraham (475:6) writes that if one did indeed lean while eating maror one nonetheless fulfills his obligation. Rabbi Shmuel Loew in Machatzit Ha-Shekel finds support for this from the fact that Hillel must have leaned while eating maror since he ate it together with the matzah. However, Mishna Brurah (475:14) writes that if one so desires one may lean while eating the maror. Rabbi Hezekiah Silva in Pri Chadash (475:1) defends this approach by arguing that leaning is not a contradiction to slavery, for after all even the matzah and the first two cups of wine serve as partial symbols of slavery and are nevertheless leaned for.