We drink this fourth cup to honor the fourth promise from God: to take us and make us a people. It’s a cup of hope, a cup celebrating the communal nature of our Jewish lives – and now everyone’s lives. The irony of the present: in our apartness, we have become deeply conscious of the need for togetherness.
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגָּפֶן
Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, borei p’ree hagafen.
We praise God,...