It Would Have Been Enough

Haggadah Section: -- Cup #2 & Dayenu

It Would Have Been Enough

It would have been enough for God to take us out of Egypt.

It would have been enough to bring us through the Red Sea, enough to 

give us the Torah and Shabbat, enough to bring us into the land of 

Israel.

While we count each of these blessings as if it would have been enough 

on its own, we know that more was given, and more is promised.

From singing Dayeinu we learn to celebrate each landmark on our 

people’s journey.

Yet, we must never confuse these way stations with the redemptive 

destination.

Because there is still so much to do in our work of repairing the world.

If we speak truthfully about the pain, joys and contradictions of our 

lives,

If we listen to others with sensitivity and compassion,

If we challenge the absence of women in traditional texts, in the 

chronicles of Jewish history, and in the leadership of our 

institutions, Dayeinu.

If we continue to organize, march, and vote to affirm our values,

If we fight economic injustice, sexism, racism, and homophobia,

If we volunteer our time and money, Dayeinu.

If we break the silence about violence against women and children in the 

Jewish community and everywhere,

[If we challenge traditional conceptions of masculinity and femininity,]

If we care for the earth and its future as responsibly as we care for those 

we love,

If we create art, music, dance, and literature, Dayeinu.

If we realize our power to effect change,

[If we reconsider who our enemies are, and why we call them that,

If we bring holiness into our lives, homes, and communities,

If we honor our visions more than our fears, Dayeinu.

                                  - Tamara Cohen (brackets by Steph)

Source:  
Tamara Cohen

Inspired to create
your own Haggadah?

Make your own Haggadah and share with other Seder lovers around the world

Have an idea
for a clip?

People like you bring their creativity to Haggadot.com when they share their ideas in a clip

Support Us
with your donation

Help us build moments of meaning and connection through
home-based Jewish rituals.

OUR TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Esther Kustanowitz
4 Haggadahs38 Clips
contributor image
JQ International
1 Haggadah40 Clips
contributor image
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
5 Haggadahs109 Clips
contributor image
18Doors
1 Haggadah13 Clips
contributor image
JewishBoston
1 Haggadah78 Clips
contributor image
Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
1 Haggadah36 Clips
contributor image
American Jewish World Service
1 Haggadah44 Clips
contributor image
JewBelong
3 Haggadahs57 Clips
contributor image
Repair the World
12 Clips
contributor image
HIAS
5 Haggadahs48 Clips
contributor image
Be'chol Lashon
2 Haggadahs27 Clips
contributor image
PJ Library
1 Haggadah17 Clips
contributor image
Jewish World Watch
3 Haggadahs42 Clips
contributor image
Secular Synagogue
10 Clips
contributor image
SVIVAH
1 Haggadah9 Clips
contributor image
The Blue Dove Foundation
12 Clips
contributor image
ReformJudaism.org
24 Clips
contributor image
Jewish Emergent Network
1 Haggadah22 Clips

Passover Guide

Hosting your first Passover Seder? Not sure what food to serve? Curious to
know more about the holiday? Explore our Passover 101 Guide for answers
to all of your questions.

Haggadot

Haggadot.com by Recustom, is a free resource for all backgrounds and experiences. Consider making a donation to help support the continuation of this free platform.

Copyright © 2024 Custom and Craft Jewish Rituals Inc, dba Recustom, dba Haggadot.com.
All Rights Reserved. 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. EIN: 82-4765805.