Participant: We each take a piece of parsley and dip it twice in salt water.  The salt water represents the tears of suffering, while the green vegetable is the promise of new life that will come with spring time.

[ Dip the green vegetable in salt water and pass it around. When everyone has a piece of it, all say: ]

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הָאֲדָמָה.

Barukh atah Adonai, eloheynu melekh ha'olam, borey pri ha'adamah.

Blessed art Thou, our God who rules the universe, creator of what grows from the earth.

haggadah Section: Karpas