The promise we make for our third glass of wine is this: I will create a welcoming space for others
Whether we're outgoing and social or introverted and shy, each of us has the obligation to open our doors to those in need. This can be in a literal sense, by making our homes a safe place for queer friends to escape the difficulties from their closeted lives, or in a figurative sense, by chatting online with a cousin who asks " what does it mean to be bi? " or by sponsoring a school GSA.
We also need to make one call towards allies. This seder isn't written for allies - it's written for queer people. But we cannot win this fight for justice on our own, and we here show appreciation for when our non-queer loved ones have opened their homes and lives to us. We also know that many, many queer youth started out identifying as allies. That they attended school GSA events under the label of an ally, and that it was the only way they knew how to explain why they felt so at home surrounded by out and proud friends. Because it can sometimes take years to transition from "I wish I was a boy" to "I am a boy!" and "Wow, I wish I could be like her" to "I want to date her."
We raise this glass to allies, because while we don't owe them our thanks, we freely offer it today.
We read together:
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגָּפֶן
Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, borei p’ree hagafen.
We praise God, Ruler of Everything, who creates the fruit of the vine.
Drink the third glass of wine!
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