And We Cried unto the Eternal, G-d of our Fathers


And we cried out to Adonai, the G‑d of our ancestors and the Eternal heard our voice and He saw our affliction and our sorrow and our oppression.  

As it is said: During that long period, the king of Egypt died and the children of Israel sighed from servitude. Their cries went up to G-d and G-d heard their sighs and remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

"And He saw our affliction" refers the Pharoah's forced separation of husbands and wives.

"And our sorrow" refers to Pharoah's decree that "Every son that is born ye shall be cast into the river."

"And our oppression" refers to the the force applied against the Israelites.

haggadah Section: -- Exodus Story