This cup of wine is partly white and mostly red. In the heat of summer our tree has rooted herself firmly in the earth, grown into its full being and is blooming. The shade, wood, herbs and flowers that are her simple and modest gifts to the earth and humankind allow us to now see her and embrace her as a provider.

We each add more red wine to the mixture of wine that is already in our cup, so that the cup is again full.  We say the blessing together, and then drink all of the wine in the cup except for a small drop. 

In so doing, we can ask: 

What does abundance mean to us?  

What is the symbolism of refraining from finishing our cups?

The Blessing Over the Third Cup We each fill our cup with mostly red wine and some white, and bless together:

Baruch ata Adonai, eloheinu melech ha olam, borei p’ri hagafen. 

Service Section: Readings & Activities
Source: Hazon 2021 Tu B'Shvat Haggadah