For the LORD thy G-d bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths, springing forth in valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig-trees and pomegranates; a land of olive-trees and honey; a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. And thou shalt eat and be satisfied, and bless the LORD thy G-d for the good land which He hath given thee.

(Deuteronomy 8:7-10)


In our tradition, the most important blessing on the food comes after we eat it. You can choose to join in the singing or to silently reflect. In either case, a question to think over: What does it mean to bless something? What power does our blessing have? What can we use that power for?


We pour the third cup of wine, without drinking yet, and continue.

haggadah Section: Bareich