We will now take the parsley and dip it into salt water. As we say a blessing and eat the parsley, we remember that it was springtime when the Pesach story took place. We dip the greens in salt water to remind us of the tears of our ancestors who suffered the cruelties of slavery. As we taste the greens and salt water together we think about the freshness of spring and the tears of slavery. Before we eat it, we recite a short blessing together:
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הָאֲדָמָה
Transliteration: Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, borei p’ree ha-adama.
Translation: Blessed art thou, Lord our G-d, King of the Universe, who creates the fruits of the earth.
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