Reader recites aloud while all pour the second cup.

Yocheved was the mother of Moses, Miriam, and Aaron. When Moses was born, she hid him from the Egyptians and their genocidal orders for as long as she could. When she could hide his cries no longer, she placed him in a basket to send him down the Nile, putting his fate in God’s hands. Yocheved made the impossible choice to do whatever might be necessary to give her child a chance at life. She shows us what resistance to oppression can demand, and what it can cost. We honor her agency and her pain.

Let us all say her name together: Yocheved.

haggadah Section: -- Cup #2 & Dayenu
Source: National Council of Jewish Women