READER: [23b] The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God.  God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob.  So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them. (Exodus 2:23b-25)
LEADER: We will take the parsley, called kar-pas and we will dip it into the salt water. We do this to symbolize the tears and pain of the Israelites. After the following prayer, take the parsley and dip it into the salt water twice and remember that even though we have painful circumstances in our lives, we will always have the hope of God to free us from our tribulations.
We dip the parsley twice because the Israelites went into the water and came out but the Egyptians went into the water and were swallowed up.
ALL: Ba-rukh a-tah A-do-nai E-lo-hey-nu Me-lekh ha-'o-lam bo-rey pri ha-'a-da-mah. Blessed are you, O Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who creates the fruit of the earth.
(Dip the parsley in the salt water twice, then eat it.)