Every Person Needs and Egypt Land

Haggadah Section: -- Cup #2 & Dayenu
  • Every Person Needs an Egypt Land - Amnon Ribak
  • Translation by Lila Veissid
  • Every person needs to have an Egypt Land,
  • to pull himself out of it
  • with a strong hand
  • or through clenched teeth.
  • Every person needs a terror and great darkness,
  • and consolation, and a promise, and salvation,
  • for him to know how to lift up his eyes to the heavens.
  • Every person needs one prayer,
  • to be routinely in his mouth.
  • A person has to be bent over just once
  • Every person needs a burden.
  • Every person needs to have an Egypt Land,
  • to redeem himself from it, from the house of bondage,
  • to go out in the middle of the night into the desert of fear,
  • to step straight into the waters,
  • to see them parting to both sides in front of him.
  • Every person needs a shoulder,
  • on which to carry Joseph's bones,
  • every person needs to stand up straight.
  • Every person needs to have an Egypt Land.
  • And Jerusalem, and one long journey
  • to remember forever through one's feet.

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