Sunday, April 20, 2008

Dayenu & Passover

It is Passover, and my friend Jaqui from New Zealand reminded of it. Because she lives in NZ, she is ahead of the curve in all my opportunities to spread the news of a holiday.

Jaqui wrote to me about the song "Dayenu," which in all its verses goes through all the movement of the Hebrew people through the wilderness pilgrimage: being brought out of Egypt; judgment upon Egyptians; executed judgment upon the gods of Egypt; God split the Red Sea; walked the people through on dry land; provided for the needs of the Israelites; were given Shabbat; taken to Mt. Sinai; given Torah; given a land of milk and honey. It is a song of the Israelites' pilgrimage!

Da-da-ye-nu!

Bien camino!

Pilgrim peace,

Brett