When Israel left Egypt, the house of Jacob [left] a people of a strange tongue

Judah became His holy nation, Israel His dominion.

The sea saw and fled; the Jordan turned backward.

The mountains danced like rams, hills like young sheep.

What frightens you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn backward?

You mountains, that you dance like rams; you hills, like young sheep?

From before the Master, Who created the earth, from before the God of Jacob,

Who transforms the rock into a pond of water, the flint into a fountain of water.

haggadah Section: Introduction