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Nachshon ben Amminadav took the first step and God did the rest.
The Hallel is inserted here as a reminder of its singing by the Levites in the Temple while the
many Paschal lambs were being slaughtered for eating later at the festive meal. It was also sung
during the eating of the Paschal Lamb at the Seder. The Hallel is very appropriate too for its praises of
the Almighty in the words of the Haggadah's own introduction "To Thank, To Praise, To Pay Tribute,
To Glorify, To Exalt, To Acclaim, To Bless, To Esteem, To Honour" (Mish. Pes. 10:5) and also for its
mention in the second psalm of the Hallel (Ps. 114), of the Exodus.
We now make the blessing of redemption, in which we remind ourselves that God redeemed
us from Egypt and allowed us to reach this night when we can celebrate the Passover, and an entreaty
that He allows us to reach other anniversaries and festivals and that we look forward to the rebuilding
of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple
The second cup of wine is now taken and after the blessing, we drink the greater part of the
cup leaning. Raise the cup of wine and say the following . ,
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