PARTICIPANT: Though the plagues that were visited upon the Egyptians were the result of their own evil, we do no rejoice over their downfall and defeat.

LEADER: We regard all people as children of God, even enemies who seek to destroy.

ASSEMBLED: When, for the sake of our welfare, they met with suffering and death, we mourn their loss and express sorrow over their destruction.

LEADER: A full cup is the symbol of complete joy. Though we celebrate the triumph of our sacred cause, our happiness is not complete so long as others had to be sacrificed for its sake. We shall, therefore, diminish the wine in our cups, as we recall the plagues visited upon the Egyptians, to give expression to our sorrow over the losses which each plague exacted. We now recite the list of Ten Plagues, pouring off wine as each one is mentioned.

Blood | dam | דָּם

Frogs | tzfardeiya | צְפַרְדֵּֽעַ

Lice | kinim | כִּנִּים

Beasts | arov | עָרוֹב

Cattle disease | dever | דֶּֽבֶר

Boils | sh’chin | שְׁחִין

Hail | barad | בָּרָד

Locusts | arbeh | אַרְבֶּה

Darkness | choshech | חֹֽשֶׁךְ

Death of the Firstborn | makat b’chorot | מַכַּת בְּכוֹרוֹת


(One or more verses of Dayaunoo can be sung.)

haggadah Section: -- Ten Plagues