Dayenu- It Would Have Been Enough

Haggadah Section: -- Cup #2 & Dayenu

אִלוּ הוֹצִיאָנוּ מִמִצְרַים, דַּיֵינוּ

אִלוּ נָתַן לָנוּ אֶת הַשַׁבָּת, דַּיֵינוּ

אִלוּ נַָתַן לָנוּ אֶת הַתּוֹרָה, דַּיֵינוּ

Ilu hotzi’anu mimitzrayim, dayenu.

Ilu natan lanu et hashabbat, dayenu.

Ilu natan lanu et hatorah, dayenu.

Had God only brought us out of Egypt, It would have been enough – Dayenu

Had God only given us the Sabbath, It would have been enough – Dayenu

Had God only given us the Torah, , It would have been enough – Dayenu

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The Seder reminds us that it was not only our ancestors whom God redeemed; God redeemed us too along with them. That is why we say:

בְּכָל־דּוֹר וָדוֹר חַיָּב אָדָם לִרְאוֹת אֶת־עַצְמוֹ, כְּאִלּוּ הוּא יָצָא מִמִּצְרָֽיִם

B’chol dor vador chayav adam lirot et-atzmo, k’ilu hu yatzav mimitzrayim.

In every generation, everyone is obligated to see themselves as though they personally left Egypt.

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We praise God, Ruler of Everything, who redeemed us and our ancestors from Egypt, enabling us to reach this night and eat matzah and bitter herbs. May we continue to reach future holidays in peace and happiness.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגָּפֶן

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, borei p’ree hagafen.

We praise God, Ruler of Everything, who creates the fruit of the vine.

Drink your second glass of wine/grape juice!

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