As we rejoice at our deliverance from slavery, we acknowledge that our freedom was hard-earned. We regret that our freedom came at the cost of the Egyptians’ suffering, for we are all human beings. We spill a drop of wine to represent each plague as we recite them outloud, giving up a bit of sweetness with each drop. (Dip a finger or a spoon into your wine glass rather than actually spilling the wine.) These are the Ten Plagues:
BLOOD / dam
FROGS / tzfardeiya
LICE / kinim
BEASTS / arov
CATTLE DISEASE / dever
BOILS / sh’chin
HAIL / barad
LOCUSTS / arbeh
DARKNESS / choshech
DEATH OF THE FIRSTBORN / makat b’chorot
Even though we are happy that the Jews escaped slavery, let us once more take a drop of wine as we together recite the names of these modern plagues:
DESTRUCTION OF THE EARTH
INDIFFERENCE TO SUFFERING
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