Jewish tradition teaches us that “even those things that you regard as completely superfluous to Creation – such as fleas, gnats and flies – even they were included in Creation; and God’s purpose is carried through everything” (Midrash Genesis Rabbah 10:7). Today, we continue to be entrusted with protecting all of the creatures that share our earth and the natural resources of our earth. 

Together, we recite: 

ָבּרוּךְ ַא ָתה יי, ֱאל ֵהינוּ ֶמ ֶלךְ ָהעו ָלם, בּו ֵרא ְפ ִרי ַה ֶג ֶפן. 

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, borei p’ri hagafen 
Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Sovereign of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine. 

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haggadah Section: Commentary / Readings
Source: Earth Justice Seder