In washing our hands,
we also think of those who don't get to share
in the basic human right of abundant, clean water

of people deprived of water
by the weather
in Somalia, in India,

and those deprived of water
by human action
in places like First Nations communities in Ontario and Canada, and Flint, Michigan

We wash our hands
and accept our responsibilities
to those threatened
by the presence and absence of water

and commit to urging those
with the human power to change things and to stop
washing their hands
of what the world needs them to correct.

haggadah Section: Urchatz