Vehi She'Amda

Haggadah Section: -- Exodus Story

Lift second cup of wine.

Leader:

Vehi she’amda la’avoteinu v’lanu. She’lo echad bilvad amad aleinu l’chaloteinu, elah she’bechol dor vador omdim aleinu l’chaloteinu, V’Ha’Kadosh Baruch Hu matzileinu mi’yadam.

This is the promise that has sustained our ancestors and us. For not one enemy alone rose up to destroy us; rather, in every generation, they rise up to destroy us, and the Holy Blessed One rescues us from their hands.

Group: 

As a refugee people – an immigrant people – we know that anti-Jewish and anti-immigrant hatred are deeply entwined. Tonight, we retell the story of the moment when first these hatreds met thousands of years ago, as Pharaoh declared that the Israelites had become too numerous in Egypt. Sadly, this narrative has repeated itself throughout Jewish history and continues to be weaponized, often with lethal consequences.

Today, though, is the first moment in history when Jews are not predominately refugees. Rooted in our communal experience, in this generation, as in all generations before us, the Jewish people knows that our futures are bound up with those who now seek to enter our country, particularly refugees and asylum seekers fleeing violence and persecution. May no more generations suffer at the hands of those who vilify the other, and may we continue to be God’s partners in the ongoing redemption of those who long for freedom.

Place second cup of wine down on the table without drinking.

Source:  
HIAS Haggadah 2019
Edit Clip
HIAS Haggadah 2021
HI
HIAS
Table of contents
    Introduction
  • Introduction
    • Kadesh
  • Shoes on the Doorstep
  • Kadesh
    • Urchatz
  • Urchatz
    • Karpas
  • Karpas
    • Yachatz
  • From Amidst Brokenness
  • Art & Education Bloom in the Desert
  • Overcoming Language Barriers
  • Finding Work Amidst Discrimination
    • Maggid - Beginning
  • Magid
    • -- Four Questions
  • First Question
    • -- Four Children
  • Four Children
    • -- Exodus Story
  • Vehi She'Amda
    • -- Ten Plagues
  • 10 Plagues
    • -- Cup #2 & Dayenu
  • Dayenu - Today's Refugees
  • Second Question
    • Rachtzah
  • Rachtzah
    • Motzi-Matzah
  • Motzi-Matzah
    • Maror
  • Maror
    • Koreich
  • Koreich
    • Shulchan Oreich
  • Beitzah
  • Shulchan Oreich
    • Tzafun
  • Tzafun
    • Bareich
  • Bareich
  • Kavanah For Opening The Door For Elijah
    • Hallel
  • Hallel
  • Zeroah
    • Nirtzah
  • Nirtzah
    • Conclusion
  • How You Can Help
  • Inspired to create
    your own Haggadah?

    Make your own Haggadah and share with other Seder lovers around the world

    Have an idea
    for a clip?

    People like you bring their creativity to Haggadot.com when they share their ideas in a clip

    Support Us
    with your donation

    Help us build moments of meaning and connection through
    home-based Jewish rituals.

    OUR TOP CONTRIBUTORS

    Esther Kustanowitz
    4 Haggadahs38 Clips
    contributor image
    JQ International
    1 Haggadah40 Clips
    contributor image
    MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
    5 Haggadahs109 Clips
    contributor image
    18Doors
    1 Haggadah13 Clips
    contributor image
    JewishBoston
    1 Haggadah78 Clips
    contributor image
    Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
    1 Haggadah36 Clips
    contributor image
    American Jewish World Service
    1 Haggadah44 Clips
    contributor image
    JewBelong
    3 Haggadahs57 Clips
    contributor image
    Repair the World
    12 Clips
    contributor image
    HIAS
    5 Haggadahs48 Clips
    contributor image
    Be'chol Lashon
    2 Haggadahs27 Clips
    contributor image
    PJ Library
    1 Haggadah17 Clips
    contributor image
    Jewish World Watch
    3 Haggadahs42 Clips
    contributor image
    Secular Synagogue
    10 Clips
    contributor image
    SVIVAH
    1 Haggadah9 Clips
    contributor image
    The Blue Dove Foundation
    12 Clips
    contributor image
    ReformJudaism.org
    24 Clips
    contributor image
    Jewish Emergent Network
    1 Haggadah22 Clips

    Passover Guide

    Hosting your first Passover Seder? Not sure what food to serve? Curious to
    know more about the holiday? Explore our Passover 101 Guide for answers
    to all of your questions.

    Haggadot

    Haggadot.com by Recustom, is a free resource for all backgrounds and experiences. Consider making a donation to help support the continuation of this free platform.

    Copyright © 2024 Custom and Craft Jewish Rituals Inc, dba Recustom, dba Haggadot.com.
    All Rights Reserved. 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. EIN: 82-4765805.