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.

ברוך אתה יהוה אלהינו מלך העולם בורא פרי הגפן

Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the universe Creator of the fruit of the vine.


In Hebrew, Dayenu means “enough for us”. We both sing it and say it many times during the Seder. Dayenu can be an opportunity to recognize that you put forward your best efforts. Or, that you received a bountiful offering from someone else.

On one level, Dayenu speaks about giving thanks to God for delivering the Israelites into the Promised Land. On another level, it is a message about setting limits on our expectations. Dayenu is about learning to be satisfied and grateful with what we have received.

Can you think of a time when you received something in your life that you are grateful for?

haggadah Section: -- Cup #2 & Dayenu