Traditionally, the four cups symbolize the four promises God makes to the Israelites. The first is Hotzeiti, “I will bring you forth from slavery.” We drink this first cup in honor of the long history of Jewish women and men fighting against capitalism and for freedom and social justice. Let us raise our glasses and drink the first toast.

Barukh ata adonai, elohaynu melekh ha'olam borei p'ri hagefen. To our people, to its future, to its courage, to its hope, to a brighter brave tomorrow, Free of chain and free of rope. L’chaim!

Drink the wine.

haggadah Section: Kadesh