Seder

By Michelle Webster-Hein

February 15, 2014

Seder

Tonight our Jewish friends shared the Passover Seder with us--explained the ancient symbols, sang the Hebrew songs, recited the old, old prayers. We dipped our greens in salt water, our pinkies in red wine. We spread bitter herbs on unleavened bread.

I learned the Hebrew word dayenu, which means it would have been sufficient. Had God done only a portion of what God did, dayenu. “Had God not sustained us in the desert, dayenu . . . had God not sent us prophets of truth, dayenu, dayenu.”

So much less would have sufficed. And yet here I am, with everything. 

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