The text of the Kiddush reminds us that the choice to uphold the sacred is in ourhands. We do not directly bless wine, or praise its sweetness. Rather, we thankGod for the fruit of the vine. That fruit can also be used to make vinegar, which
is sharp and bitter. Our actions determine whether this sacred moment in timeinspires bitterness or sweetness, complacency or action. (Other Side of the Sea, Truah 2015)

haggadah Section: Kadesh