This part of the Seder allows for much creativity in the text and inclusion of social action themes or questions.
The four cups are derived from four expressions of redemption found in Exodus 6:6-7: "I will bring you out;" "I will deliver you;" I will redeem you;" and "I will take you." Let each of our cups represent a current group that needs to be "brought out, delivered, redeemed or taken out."
- Four Questions of Social Justice
American Jewish World Service
- The Fifth Question: Why on this night are millions of people going hungry?
Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger
- Four Questions: Ending Slavery
Rabbis for Human Rights
- Four Questions of Modern Day Slavery
Religious Action Center
Why on this night are some people still enslaved today?
Why on this night do so many remain hungry in the world?
Why on this night do we invite the hungry and lonely to share our meal?
How can we eradicate hunger and homelessness tonight and every night?
A fifth question can be posed: "Why is this night no different from other nights? Because on this night millions of human beings around the world still remain enslaved, just as they do on all other nights. As a celebration of our freedom, we remember those who remain enslaved."