Atkins, Passover Haggadah

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Unformatted text preview: that some of the foregoing has been instrumental in whetting the reader’s appetite for learning more about our heritage and reflecting on the history and future destiny of our people. 87 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins All that now remains is to conclude with some of the rousing songs, which have been composed throughout our long exile. The first one is a recital of all the things that happened at midnight. As the Jewish people left Egypt at midnight, so we remember all the other events which happened at midnight in the long history of our people. Legend has it that many things happened to our forebears at Pesach over the past millennia and are referred to in this song by hints and in a roundabout way. : . This is sung on the first night outside Israel ¯ , , , And it happened at midnight Of old You performed many miracles by night At the beginning of the first watch of this night To the righteous convert (Abraham) when there was divided for him the night And it happened at midnight , , ,...
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