These plagues are in the past, but today's world holds plagues as well. Let us spill drops of wine as we recite these ten new plagues:

  1. Apathy in the face of evil
  2. Brutal torture of the helpless
  3. Cruel mockery of the old and weak
  4. Despair of human goodness
  5. Envy of the joy of others
  6. Falsehood and the deception corroding our faith
  7. Greedy theft of earth's resources
  8. Hatred of learning and culture
  9. Instigation of war and aggression
  10. Justice delayed, justice denied, justice mocked

Shekhinah, soften our hearts and the hearts of our enemies. Help us to dream new paths to freedom, so that the next sea-opening is not also a drowning; so that our singing is never again their wailing. So that our freedom leaves no one orphaned, childless, gasping for air.

haggadah Section: -- Ten Plagues