When Moshe asked Pharaoh to release the Jewish slaves, and he refused, ten plagues were sent to Egypt. And while we are happy, that after the plagues we were finally freed from slavery, we must temper our joy with sorrow , for the Egyptians had to die. we are taught that the angels were rejoicing when the Egyptian tormentors were finally drowned in the Yam Soof, but the Infinite One silenced then saying, "The work of my hand are drowning in the sea, and you want to sing hymns?" (Megillah 10b).

Dip a finger or a spoon into your wine glass for a drop for each plague.

These are the ten plagues which God brought down on the Egyptians:

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

haggadah Section: -- Ten Plagues