An Alternative Dayenu
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An Alternative Dayenu
In Hopes of Freedom From Abuse For All
Author unknown. Adapted by Hannah Litman and Rachel Novick.
Sometimes, we cannot say Dayenu.
Wehave the right to say, “No, this is not enough, I will not settle for this.”
Sometimes, we wish we could say Dayenu. What would be enough?
When we can make choices about our own bodies, our own identities, and our own lives, Dayenu
When courts, law enforcement and mental health professionals stop blaming the victim,
When the Jewish community protects abuse survivors,
When our voices are listened to and believed without judgment or question,
When money and power can no longer protect abusers,
When the community focuses on stopping the abusers instead of blaming us for staying,
When Jewish law and secular law can guarantee our right to safety,
When every person can find true shalom bayit,
When anyone who is in danger can also be in safety,
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