Bareich is the part of the Seder when we give thanks for the food we’ve just eaten. First we say grace over our meals, which is known as “Birkat Hamazon.” After this, we bless the third cup of wine. Finally, we sing “Eliyahu HaNavi” and welcome the prophet Elijah into our Seder with the Cup of Elijah. Every Passover at this time we open our door for the prophet Elijah. We also have a cup of wine that we save for Elijah for the end of the Seder.

The word "Bareich" means "Bless," because during this part of the Seder we thank God for the food we've just eaten and for allowing us to have our Seder.

Discussion Question: Why do you think we open our doors to welcome the prophet Elijah? What message do we get from this?

haggadah Section: Bareich