* Question for conversing if desired...
**Things to ask people to bring to Seder.

Hagada-The Telling:

Lighting candles

As we enter sacred time, we kindle light.
May it illuminate our way this night.

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Asher Kidshanu B'Mitzvotav B'Tzivanu,
L'Hadlik Ner Shel (Shabbat V'Shel)Yom Tov.

Blessings to You, Creator of the Universe, Who enables us through Your Mitzvot to experience holiness,
through the kindling of (Shabbat and) Yom Tov lights.

Order:
Order helps us find our way through uncharted lands.
15 steps on the 15th eve carry us into:
Slavery. Fear. Escape. Reaching Safety.
Tasting Freedom. Gratitude. Wonder.
& to imagining the world one day,
free, unified, restored.
Knowing wholeness.
Eden once again.


The 15 steps: Chant:
1.Kadesh
(Kiddush)
2.Urchaz (Washing of hands)
3.Karpas (Parsley)
4.Yahatz (Break middle Matzah)
5.Magid (Telling)
6.Rahatza (Ritual hand wash)
7.Motzi (Blessing)
8.Matzah (Unleavened Bread)
9.Maror (Bitter Herb)
10. Koreich (Hillel Sandwich)
11.Schulchan Oreich (Table prepared-Meal)
12.Tzafon (Hidden, Afikomen)
13.Bareich (Blessing)
14.Halel (Praise)
15.Nirzah (Conclusion)

**Symbols: Place your symbol on the table of what enslaves you. Holds you captive now in your life?
Going around the table, briefly speak of what your symbol represents while placing them on the table.

1) Kadeish: 1st Cup of Wine: For hope-for release from slavery.
And God said: "I will free you from the burden of the Egyptians." (Ex 6:6)

(On Shabbat:
V’y’hi Erev V’y’hi Voker Yom HaShishi. V’Yachulu HaShamayim V’HaAretz V’Chol Tz’vaam. V’Yachal Elohim BaYom HaSh’ve’e Malachto Asher Asa, Vayisbot BaYom HaSh’ve’e MiKol Malachto Asher Asa. VaYevarech Elohim Et Yom HaSh’ve’e VaY’Kadesh Oto, Ki Vo Shabbat MiKol Malachto Asher Bara Elohim L’aasot.)

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Borei P'rei HaGafen.

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Asher Bahar Banu MiKol Am,
V'Rommanu MiKol Lashon, V'Kiddashanu B'Mitzvotav, V'titen Lanu Adonai Eloheinu,
B'Ahava 
(Shabbatot LiMnucha U’) Moadim L'Simcha, Chagim U'tzamin L'Sason,
Et Yom 
(HaShabbat Hazeh V’Et Yom) Chag HaMatzot HaZeh,
Tzman Cheruteinu, (B’Ahavah) Mikra Kodesh, Zecher L'tziat Mitzrayim.

Ki Vanu Vahartah V'otanu Kidashta MiKol HaAmim, (V’Shabbat) U'Moadei Kodshecha,
(BaAhavah U’vRatzon) B'Simcha U'V'Sason, Hinchaltanu.

Baruch Atah Adonai, M'Kadesh (HaShabbat V’) Yisrael V'HaTz'manim.

(On Shabbat:
And there was evening, and morning, the 6th day. 
And God completed the heavens and the earth, and all within them. 
On the 7th day God completed the work done.
And rested from all the work made. 
And God blessed the 7th day, sanctifying it, for on it was rest from all the work of Creation)

Blessings to You, Shaper of the Universe, Creator of the Fruit of the Vine.

Blessings to You, Source of the Universe, Who has chosen us to know sacredness
through the observance of Your Mitzvot.

From love You've given us special seasons of joy. Holy days, times of gladness.
This holy day of (Shabbat and) Matzot, our liberation, sacred time.
Of remembering our going out from Egypt.
Blessings to You, Who invokes us to experience times of power.

Shechechianu
Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Shechechianu V'Kayamanu V'Higiyanu
LaTzman HaZeh.


Blessings to You our God, Creator of the Universe. Who has given us life. Sustained us.
Enabled us to be here. At this moment of time.

2) Urchatz: Washing without Blessing
Cleansing, purifying, we wash away a barrier

3) Karpatz: Greens dipped into salt water

You, herald of spring, a symbol of life awakening.
As we descend into memories of slavery, we dip you into salt water,
symbolic 
of tears, suffering.
You call to us: Persevere. Despite all hardships, rise and claim life.

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Borei P'rei HaAdamah.
Blessings to You, Shaper of the Universe. Creator of the fruit of the Earth.

4) Yahatz: Breaking the middle of the three Matzot:
I break the middle Matzah,
s
ymbolic of the place within ourselves
that breaks when enslaved.

The small piece portrays how we become when we live in narrowness.

The larger piece I hide, representing the part of us that slavery can never take away.
The part that waits to be discovered.
And freed.
(Place in Afikomen bag)

5) Maggid: The Telling:

(uncover the Matzah) Ha Lachma Anya.
This is the bread of poverty, which our ancestors ate in the Land of Egypt.

All who are hungry. Let them come and eat.
All who are in need. Let them come celebrate Pesach.
Now we are here.
Next year in the Land of Israel.
Now we are enslaved.
Next year shall we be free.

Chant:
K'ha Lachma Anya, Di Achalu Avhatana B'Ara D'Mitzrayim.(2)
Kol Dichfin Yeitei V'Yeichul. Kol Ditzrich Yei'tei V'Yifsach.
(2)

Cover matzah. Fill cup.

Four Questions:
Now we awaken all the parts of ourselves.
That which is curious. Filled with questions. Eager to explore.

Sing:
Mah Nishtanah HaLeilah Hazeh MiKol HaLeilot? (MiKol HaLeilot)

She'b'Chol HaLeilot Anu Ohchlin Chameitz U'Matzah.
HaLeilah HaZeh, HaLeilah HaZeh, Kulo Matzah. (2)

Sheb'Chol HaLeilot Anu Ohchlin Sh'aar Y'rakot. (Sh'aar Y'rakot)
HaLeilah HaZeh, HaLeilah HaZeh, Maror. (Maror) (2)

Sheb'Chol HaLeilot Ein Anu Matbilin Afilu Paam Ehchat. (Afilu Paam Ehchat)
HaLeilah HaZeh,
HaLeilah HaZeh, Sh'tei Faamin. (2)

Sheb'Chol HaLeilot Anu Ohchlin Bein Yishvin U'Vein M'subin.
HaLeilah HaZeh, HaLeilah HaZeh, Kulanu M'subin. (2)

Why is this night different from all other nights?
On all other nights we eat Hametz or Matzah, why on this night Matzah?
On all other nights we eat all kinds of vegetables, why on this night bitter herbs?
On all other nights we don't dip vegetables even once, why on this night twice?
On all other nights we eat either sitting up or reclining, why on this night, reclining?

Our Story:

We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt.
But You brought us forth from there, with a strong hand and an outstretched arm.
And if You had not taken us from Egypt, we would still be there now serving Pharaoh.

Therefore, even if we were elders or sages,
we would still be commanded to tell of the Exodus from Egypt.

And the more deeply we enter into this telling, the more praiseworthy.

Four Children
Four times in Torah we're told to speak to our children of the Exodus from Egypt.
Each child symbolizes parts of ourselves.
The curious one. The rebellious one. The angry one. The belligerent one.
And the fascinated one who hardly knows what to ask.
Tonight, all these children, all these parts of self, will have their opportunity to speak.

The wise child loves Pesach, and eagerly asks,
"What are the traditions of this holiday?"
She's told of the beautiful customs and rituals of this festival. 
Her curiosity relished.

The wicked child, scornful and irreverent, distances himself from the whole celebration.
Mockingly he taunts, "What does this ritual mean to you?" As if he were an outsider and had no part in it.
He should be told, "This is done because of what God did for me when I went out of Egypt."
And we leave the door open, with room for him to enter.

The innocent and naive child, wants to know about Pesach, and shyly asks,
"What is this all about?" 
Tell her, "It was with a mighty hand that God took us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage." 
She too need know, she is valued and welcomed.

As for the child who does not know how to ask?
Tell him our story and of the Seder in a simple, clear way, 
as Torah says," Explain to your child on that day.
"It is because of what God did for me when I went out of Egypt."

All our children are precious. Needed. Welcome.

*Which child do you feel most keenly this year? And what would you say to help her/him to feel welcome?

Magid, the Telling

My father was a wandering Aramean.
Who went down to Egypt. And sojourned there.
And there became a great nation. Mighty and numerous.

And there arose a king who did not know Joseph. Who feared our people's growth.
So the Egyptians dealt harshly with us. Imposing hard labor upon us.
Taskmasters stood over us with whips in hand,
as we built the store-cities of Pithom and Rameses.
Trying to break our spirit.

We remember the lashes.
The scorn of those who watched over us day and night.
We remember watching our infant baby boys thrown into the Nile.
Their screams as they drowned. The sobbing of their mothers, the weeping of their fathers.
Our families were torn apart. Hearts and souls broken.

We cried out.  
And the Holy One heard our cries. And saw our suffering.

Sing:
When Israel was in Egypt Land. "Let my people go."
Oppressed so hard they could not stand. "Let my people go."
Go down. Moses. Way down in Egypt Land. Tell old, Pharaoh.
"To let my people go."

So with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, God turned all the waters in Egypt to blood.
But Pharaoh would not let us go.
Then frogs covered the land. In streets, houses, ovens, beds.
Wave after wave of plagues descended.
Our homes, families, creatures and waters were spared. But the Egyptians suffered.
And Pharaoh's heart hardened.
And we remained enslaved. Our sons continuing to die.

Then came the ninth plague. Darkness. Where no light shone.
The Egyptians couldn't move from their chairs. Couldn't see
even the face of those that sat next to them.
But our homes, they had light.

Then we were told to slaughter a lamb. And to paint our doorposts with its blood.
Our homes so marked would be passed over.
While in those of the Egyptians, every first born, both human and creature would die that night. 

When all the first born had died, including Pharaoh's son.
Pharaoh told us. To go.

So we take a drop from our cups. One for each plague.
Honoring that which carried us to freedom and the tremendous price paid.

Blood-Dam
Frogs-Tzfardea
Vermin-Kinim
Beasts-Arov
Cattle plague-Dever
Boils-Sh'chin
Hail-Barad
Locusts-Arbeh
Darkness-Choshech
Death of the first born-B'chorot

And when we heard we could go forth, from this land of life and death.
We were breathless with gratitude.

Dayenu
Sing:
Eilu Hotzi Hotzianu Hotzianu MiMitzrayim, Hotzianu MiMitzrayim Dayeinu.
Dai, Dai, yeinu (11)

Eilu Natan Natan Lanu, Natan Lanu Et HaShabbat, Natan Lanu Et HaShabbat, Dayeinu.
Dai, Dai, yeinu (11)

Eilu Natan Natan Lanu, Natan Lanu Et HaTorah, Natan Lanu Et HaTorah Dayeinu.
Dai, Dai, yeinu (11)

If You had just brought us out of Egypt. It would have been enough.
If You had just given us Shabbat. It would have been enough.
If You had just given us Torah. It would have been enough.

So we gathered up the possessions we could carry, and hurried.
Fearful, that once again, Pharaoh would change his mind, and not allow us to leave.

So we fled the land of Egypt. Land of our birth. Land that had been our home.
And we ran into the desert. In the light of the full moon. Into new and strange terrain.

And just as we feared, Pharaoh regretted his decision.
He summoned his men and chariots. Rallied his mightiest fighters.
To capture us and bring us back to slavery.

And as we neared the shores of the Red Sea, we heard a ferocious noise.
And saw sweeping over the crest of the rise, hundreds of Pharaoh's warriors. 

Moses moved to prayer.
But Nachshon Ben Aminadav strode bravely into the sea. Water covering his legs, arms, chest, up to his face.
When all of a sudden. The waters parted.

Two towering walls of water stood. On our right and on our left.
We fled forward, our feet touching dry ground, following the pillar of cloud.

The earth shook, thundering. Pharaoh, his horsemen and his chariots pursued.
Reaching the other shore, we watched in horror. Waves of warriors following us.
And then. The waters released. 
Sweeping over the horsemen, chariots, and Pharaoh.
Covering them. Completely.

Miriam broke the silence.
Raising her timbrel, she sang.
Shiru L'donai Ki Gaoh Ga'ah. Sus V'Rocvo Rammah Va'Yam.
"Sing to Adonai, how greatly exalted! Horse and rider thrown into the sea!"

Sing: Avadim Hayinu. Hayinu. Ahah B’nei Horim, B’nei Horim.
Avadim, Hayinu, Atah, Atah, B’nei Horim>(2)

We were once slaves, we were slaves, Now we’re free, we are free
We were slaves, we were slaves, free, free, now we’re free, now we’re free>(2)

The ministering angels also broke into song.
But God hushed them saying, "Sing not. These too are my children."

Sing:
In every generation. Each person is called.
To see themselves, themselves. As if they've been redeemed from Egypt.

Be-chol Dor VaDor. Chayav Adam.
Lirot Et Atzmo, Et Atmo. K'Ilu Hu Yatza MiMitzrayim.

Lift cup of wine:
We praise You, Source of Life,
Who takes us
from slavery to freedom,
from despair to joy,
from mourning to celebration,
from shadow to light,
from enslavement to redemption.

Sing: Psalm 114
B'tzeit Yisrael MiMitzrayim. Beit Yaakov Meiam Loaz.
Hay'tah Yehudah L'Kadsho. Yisrael Mamsh'lotav. HaYam Raah Vayanos.
HaYardaein Yisov L'ahor.

HeHarim Rakdu Ch'Eilim, G'vaout K'Vnei-Tzon.
Ma L'cha HaYam Ki Tanus? HaYardein Tisov L'Achor?
HeHarim Tirk'du Ch'Eilim? G'vaout KiVnei Tzon?
MiLif'nei Adon Chuli Aretz. MiL'fnei Eloha Yaakov.
Hchofchi HaTzur Agam Mayim. Chalamish L'Ma'yno Mayim.

When Israel left the land of Egypt, when Jacob left foreign peoples,
Judah became God's holy one. Israel, God's beloved.
The sea fled at the sight. The Jordan retreated. Mountains leaped like rams. Hills skipped like lambs.
Sea, why did you flee? Jordan, why did you retreat? Mountain, why leap like rams?
And hills, why like lambs?
Even the earth trembled. At the presence of Jacob's God.
Who turns rock into pools of water, flint into fountains.

Second Cup of Wine: For the promise of delivery
As God said, "I will deliver you from bondage" (Ex 6:6)

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam. Borei P'ri HaGofen.
Blessings to You, Shaper of the World. Who creates the fruit of the vine.

6) Rahatzah:
Before we take within ourselves symbols of slavery and of freedom,
we wash hands. 

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Asher Kid'shanu B'Mitzvotav
V'Tzivanu Al N'tilat Yadayim.

Blessings to You, Source of the Universe.Who enables us to experience holiness
through Your Mitzvot,.
Through lifting up our hands.

7) Motzi
8) Matzah: (Lift three Matzot):

Baked in haste as we fled Egypt, Matzah calls us to remember our roots.
To cherish that which appears plain and simple, yet is infused with mystery.
That which is the staff of life. 

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam. HaMotzi Lechem Min HaAretz.
Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam. Asher Kid'shanu B'Mitzvotav V'Tzivanu Al Achilat Matzah.
Blessings to You, our Source, Shaper of the World. Who brings forth bread from the earth.
Blessings to You, our Source, Shaper of the World. Who enables us to experience holiness
through Your Mitzvot,
through the eating of Matzah.

9) Maror:
You, Maror, cause tears to spring forth.
We take you within, that we may never forget the bitterness of slavery.

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Asher Kid'shanu B'Mitzvotav V'Tzivanu
Al Achilat Maror.

Blessings to You, our Source, Shaper of the World. Who enables us to experience holiness
through Your Mitzvot.
Through the eating of Maror.

10) Koreich:
We join together Matzah, Maror, and Charoset as did Hillel in the days of the Temple.
Bread of slavery and of freedom. Herb of bitterness, and
binding for bricks, made with apples, from the tree under which the Hebrew women birthed their children in Egypt,
symbol of the Divine Presence, Shechina.
All come together, symbols of slavery, healing and life.

** Symbols: Place your symbol on the table of freedom. Speak briefly of what you brought and what it symbolizes for you.

Offering:
Symbol of life, of Eternity, Vessel of beginnings.
We raise this for the ways we have come and for the ways we have yet to travel.
For the seed of possibilities, we give thanks.

11) Shulchan Orech (Set table-Meal)

12) Tzafon: (Hidden) Afikomen:
Reminder of the mysteries we can not see, that are waiting for us to discover, 
we celebrate that which is yet hidden.

13) Bareich: (Fill the third cup of wine)
For Your bounty. Which gives life.

Birchat HaMazon

Third cup of Wine: For Your care. Your aid. For the Vision of Redemption.
And God said," I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and through extraordinary judgment."
(Ex 6:6)

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam Borei P'ri HaGofen.
Blessings to You, Shaper of the World. Who creates the fruit of the vine.

Elijah
You who ascended to the next world in a fiery chariot.
Who wanders the world hidden, waiting for acts of kindness.
Who will open the gate of the World to Come, messenger and herald of the time of Universal Peace.
We welcome you to our circle this eve. 

Fill both Elijah's cup and the Fourth cup of wine
Pass around Elijah's cup. Each person adding some wine from their fourth cup.

Open the door for Elijah and rise
To the healing of this world.

May we, with our lives, work towards this end.
We welcome you. Messenger of Peace.

Sing: Eliyahu HaNavi. Eliyahu HaTishbi. Eliyahu, Eliyahu, Eliyahu HaGilodi.
Bimheirah BeYameinu, Yavo Aleinu. Im Mashiach Ben David. Im Mashiach Ben David.

Elijah the prophet. Elijah the Tishbi. Elijah the Gilodi.
Come to us. Quickly in our day.  With the Messiah, son of David.

Close the door and be seated.

14) Hallel: Praise:
For Your gift of freedom. For all the bounties in our lives.
We give thanks.

Sing:

Psalm 117:
Hallelu Et Adonai, Kol Goyim. Shabechuhu Kol Ha-Amim.
Ki Gavar Aleinu Hasdo. Ve'Emet Adonai, L'Olam Halleluya.
All Nations, praise. All peoples, bow.
For God's lovingkindness holds us. We sing Your praise!

Hodu L'Adonai Ki Tov.         Ki L'Olam Hasdo.
Yomar Nah Yisrael.               Ki L'Olam Hasdo.
Yomru Nah Vet Aharon.      Ki L'Olam Hasdo.
Yomru Nah Yerei Adonai     Ki L'Olam Hasdo.

We give thanks to You, Whose goodness is forever.
Israel declares....The House of Aaron declares....Those in awe of You declare.

Min HaMetzar, Karati Yah. Anani Vamerchav Yah.
Anani (3) VaMerchav Yah
.
In my distress I called to You, You answered by setting me free.

Adir Hu: Precious One:
With twenty-two letters of light You created all.
Now with twenty-two letters we invoke You
to aid us restore this world.
That all may know peace and wholeness.

Adir Hu, Adir Hu
Precious are You

*C:
Yivneh Veito B'Karov.
Bimheirah, Vimheirah. B'yameinu V'Karov.
El B'nei, El B'nei, B'nei Veitcha B'Karov.
Build Your House soon. Quickly, quickly. In our day.
You Who build. Build Your House soon.

Bahur Hu, Gadol Hu, Dagul Hu *C:
Hadur Hu, Vatik Hu, Zakai Hu, Chasid Hu *C
Tahor Hu, Yahid Hu, Kabir Hu, Lamud Hu, Melech Hu, Norah Hu,
Sagiv Hu, Eezuz Hu, Podeh Hu, Tzadik Hu *C
Kadosh Hu, Rachum Hu, Shadai Hu, Takif Hu *C

Echad Mi Yodeah?: Who knows one?
First through letters we sing, now using numbers.
All Routes
to reach to You. 

Echad Mi Yodeah? Echad Ani Yodeah.   
Echad Eloheinu

C: Eloheinu (3) Sheba Shamayim U'vaAretz

Shenayim Mi Yodeah? Shenayim Ani Yodeah.
Sh'nei Luchot HaBrit.

Echad....C:

Shlosha Mi Yodeah? Shlosha Ani Yodeah.
Shlosha Avot

Arbah Mi Yodeah? Arba Ani Yodeah.
Arba Eimahot

Chamisha Mi Yodeah? Chamisha Ani Yodeah.
Chamisha Chomshei Torah

Shisha Mi Yodeah? Shisha Ani Yodeah.
Shisha Sidrei Mishnah

Shivah Mi Yodeah? Shivah Ani Yodeah.
Shivah Yemei Shabbata

Shemonah Mi Yodeah? Shemonah Ani Yodeah.
Shemonah Yemei Milah.

Tishah Mi Yodeah? Tishah Ani Yodeah.
Tishah Yarchei Leidah.

Asarah Mi Yodeah? Asarah Ani Yodeah.
Asarah Dibrayah

Ahad Asar Mi Yodeah? Ahad Asar Ani Yodeah.
Ahad Asar Chochvaya.

Sh'nei Asar Mi Yodeah? Sh'nei Asar Ani Yodeah.
Sh'nei Asar Shivtaya.

Sh'losha Asar Mi Yodeah? Sh'losha Asar Ani Yodeah.
Sh'losha Asar Midaya.

Who knows One? I know One. (2)
One is our God.
C: Our God (2)  in heaven and on earth.

Who knows Two? I know Two. (2)
Two Tablets of Covenant.

Three: Patriarchs
Four: Matriarchs
Five: Books of Torah
Six: Sections of Mishnah
Seven: Days til Shabbat
Eight: Days to Milah
Nine: Months to Childbirth
Ten: Utterances
Eleven: Stars (of Joseph's dreams)
Twelve: Tribes
Thirteen Attributes

Chad Gadya
And lastly comes the sweet kid.
And the forces of destruction that live in this world.
Yet through it all, You are there.
And passage will be found.

Chad Gadya (2)

C: DiZ'van Aba Bitrei Zuzei . Chad Gadya, Chad Gadya

VaAta Shunra, V'Achlah L'Gadya, C:

VaAta Chalba, V'Nshach L'Shunra, D'Achlah L'Gadya, C:


VaAtah Chutra, V'Hikah L'Chalba, D'Nashach L'Shunra, D'Achlah L'Gadya C:


VaAtah Nura, V'Saraf L'Chutra, D'hikah L'Chalba, D'Nashac L'Shunra, D'Achalah L'Gadya C:

VaAtah Maya, V'Chavah L'Nura, D'Saraf L'Chutra, D'Hika L'Chalba, D'Nashac L'Shunra, D'Achlah L'Gadya C:

VaAtah Tora, V'Shatah L'Maya, D'Chavah L'Nura, D'Saraf L'Chutra, D'Hika L'Chalba, D'Nashac L'Shunra,
D'Achlah L'Gadya C:

VaAtah HShochet, V'Shachat L'Tora, D'Shatah L'Maya, D'Chavah L'Nura, D'Saraf L'Chutra, D'Hika L'Chalba,
D'Nashac L'Shunra, D'Achlah L'Gadya C:

VaAtah Malcha HaMavet, V'Shachat L'Shochet, D'Shachat L'Tora, D'Shatah L'Maya, D'Chavah L'Nura,
D'Saraf L'Chutra, D'Hika L'Chalba, D'Nashac L'Shunra, D'Achlah L'Gadya C:

One kid, one kid.

C: My father bought for two zuzim. One kid, one kid.

Then came a cat that ate the kid. C:

Then came a dog that bit the cat that ate the kid C:

Then came a stick that beat the dog that bit the cat that ate the kid. C:

Then came a fire that burnt the stick that beat the dog that bit the cat that ate the kid C:

The came the water the quenched the fire that burnt the stick that beat the dog that bit the cat that ate the kid C:

Then came an ox that drank the water that quenched the fire that burnt the stick that beat the dog that bit the cat
that ate the kid C:

Then came a shochet that slaughtered the ox that drank the water that quenched the fire that burnt the stick
that beat the dog that bit the cat that ate the kid. C:

Then came the Angel of Death. Who killed the shochet who slaughtered the ox
that drank the water that quenched the fire that burnt the stick that beat the dog that bit the cat that ate the kid. C:

15. Nirzah

Fourth Cup of Wine: I lift up my soul and give thanks. For the gift of Your love.
As You said: "I will take you to be my people. And I will be your God." (Ex 6:7)

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam. Borei P'ri HaGofen.
Blessings to You, Shaper of the World. Who creates the fruit of the vine.

We now complete this Seder.

We've been as slaves fleeing the Land of Egypt.
We've crossed the Sea and reached dry land.
We've claimed the gift given. To stand as a free person.
And we imagine a world that knows wholeness.

Hark! My Beloved! Behold, You come!
Leaping upon the mountains. Skipping upon the hills.
My Beloved is as a gazelle. Like a young hart.
My Beloved spoke to me saying:

"Rise up my love, my fair one. And come away.
For lo the winter is past. The rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth. The time of singing has come.
The voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
The fig trees put forth their green figs.
And the vines in blossom give forth their fragrance.
Arise my love, my fair one. And come away."
(Song of Songs 2:8-13)

May we live to see this world healed.
May we know a world redeemed.
When Your light will shine upon Jerusalem, 
and peace rise through all Creation.

Next year in Jerusalem!!

L'Shannah Ha'Baah B'Y'rushalayim!!!
Sing:L'Shannah Ha'Baah B'Y'rushalayim!!!