(Adapted from Alida Liberman)

Pour the third cup of wine

The prophet Isaiah said: 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.

The swords have not yet been put aside, and the time of the plowshare and the pruning hooks is still to come. But the journey has begun. Towards that redemption, let us lift once again our glasses of wine and join in the blessing:

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha'olam boreh p'ri ha-gafen.
[ We praise You, O God, Sovereign of the Universe, Who brings forth the fruit of the vine. ]

haggadah Section: Bareich