Atkins, Passover Haggadah

Atkins Passover Haggadah

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Unformatted text preview: 59 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins If He had brought us to Mount Sinai but had not given us the Torah it would have sufficed If He had given us the Torah but had not arranged our entry into the Land of Israel it would have sufficed If He had arranged our entry into the Land of Israel but not built the Temple for us it would have sufficed σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σσ σ σ σ σ DAYENU -------it would have sufficed.. The Dayenu poem enumerates many of the things that happened to the Children of Israel. We are told that if only we had been given one of the following, it would have been sufficient. Had we been brought out of Egypt only, without the Egyptians being subject to justice, that would have been sufficient. If the Egyptians had been subject to justice without their gods being destroyed, that would have been sufficient. And so on and so forth. However, we are overwhelmed with all the benefits conferred upon us through our ancestors. The poem begins with us being brought out of Egypt and progresses through the Reed Sea to the desert and being fed with manna for forty years, the gift of the Sabbath, the one day in every seven in which we leave our worldly cares and the race for more and more, to dev...
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