The Litany... Dayeinu

is led by the "Father"... 

Had he brought us out of Egypt and not executed judgement against them...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.
"dayeinu," it would have been enough if that was all God did for us.
Then - but wait! there's more...!

Had he executed judgement against them and not done justice to their idols...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.

Had he done justice to their idols and not slain their first-born...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.

Had he slain their first-born and not given us their possessions...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.

Had he given us their possessions and not divided the sea for us...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.

Had he divided the sea for us and not brought us through it with dry feet...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.

Had he brought us through it with dry feet and not drowned our oppressors in it...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.

Had he drowned our oppressors in it and not helped us for forty years in the desert...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.

Had he helped us for forty years in the desert and not fed us the manna...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.

Had he fed us manna, and not given us the Sabbath...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.

Had he given us the Sabbath, and not brought us to Mount Sinai...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.

Had he brought us to Mount Sinai, and not given us the Law...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.

Had he given us the Law, and not brought us to the land of Israel...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.

Had he brought us to the land of Israel, and not built for us the Holy Temple...

Dayeinu ... it would have been enough for us.

How much more do we have to be thankful for the manifold and unbounded blessings of the All-present God!

the penultimate WORD -- January 2005: It would have been enough for us

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