Second cup of wine:
Reader: The second cup of wine is dedicated not only to the struggles of the Jewish people, but to all people seeking a secure life free of fear and persecution. In particular, may the Israelis and the Palestinians come to enjoy freedom and peace. For, as the prophet Isaiah said:
Group: They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not take up sword against nation, they shall never again know war. But they shall sit every one under their vines and fig trees, and none shall make them afraid.
Blessing: Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, borei p’ree hagafen.
We praise God, Ruler of Everything, who creates the fruit of the vine.
DAIYENU: It would have been enough:
Each guests reads one verse, or guests may read/sing together:
Had You taken us out of slavery, but not torn the Sea apart for us, it would have been enough for us!
Had You brought us through it dry, but not sunk our oppressors in its midst, it would have been enough for us!
Had You sunk our oppressors in its midst, but not freely fed us manna, it would have been enough for us!
Had You freely fed us manna, but not rested us with Shabbat, it would have been enough for us!
Had You rested us with Shabbat, but not given us the Teaching, it would have been enough for us!
Reader: What does this mean, "It would have been enough"? Surely no one of these alone would indeed have been enough for us. It means to celebrate each step toward freedom as if it were enough, then to start out on the next step. It means that if we reject each step because it is not the whole liberation, we will never be able to achieve the whole liberation. It means to sing each verse as if it were the whole song and then sing the next verse!
Group: How many and how hard are the tasks the Redeemer has set before us!
Each guests reads one verse:
If we were to free the peoples of the world, but not to beat the swords of every nation into plowshares, it would not be enough for us.
If we were to beat the swords of every nation into plowshares, but not to share our food and end all hunger, it would not be enough for us.
If we were to share our food and end all hunger, but not to cleanse our earth and air of poison, it would not be enough for us.
If we were to cleanse our earth and air of poison, but not to turn to wind and sun for energy, it would not be enough for us.
If we were to turn to wind and sun for energy, but not to set aside some time for love and laughter, it would not be enough for us
Group: Then how great, doubled and redoubled, are the claims the Redeemer makes upon our effort! You call us to struggle, work, share, give, think, plan, organize, sit-in, speak out, dream, hope, and pray for the great Redemption.!
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