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Dayenu -- It Would Have Been Enough

by Bernard J. Shapiro

Original writtten in 1994 

http://www.freeman.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/367-TO-THE-ISRAELI-GOVERNMENT-OF-OLMERT-DAYENU-IT-WOULD-HAVE-BEEN-ENOUGH.html#extended

 


 
TO THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENTS OF RABIN, PERES,OLMERT, SHARON, OLMERT, BARAK, LIVNI AND NETANAYHU

Dear Friends of Israel:

Like most of you, I am frustrated, angry and depressed over the actions of the Israeli government. We must, however, get over the depression and then use our anger to spur ourselves to greater action on behalf of Israel. EIN BREIRA. In that spirit I offer the following chant or song to sing at demonstrations (slightly abridged from the popular song sung at Passover). Sing the traditional Dayanu, and then the new resistence against the deportation of Jews from Eretz Yisrael Dayanu. Please distribute to your friends for their family Seder this year as widely as possible:........With Love of Israel
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TO THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT OF OLMERT, BARAK, 
LIVNI AND PERES

DAYENU -- IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH

If you had collaborated with enemy to get elected to office,
Dayenu -- It would have been enough to rebel against your rule

If you had collaborated with the enemy and not given away our Sacred Land and Holy Places,
Dayenu -- It would have been enough to rebel against your rule

If you had collaborated with the enemy, given away our Sacred Land and Holy Places; and not divided the People of Israel setting brother against brother,
Dayenu -- It would have been enough to rebel against your rule

If you had collaborated with the enemy; given away our Sacred Land and Holy Places; divided the People of Israel; and not beaten and abused women and children,
Dayenu -- It would have been enough to rebel against your rule

If you had collaborated with the enemy; given away our Sacred Land and Holy Places, divided the People of Israel; beaten and abused women and children; and not suppressed our freedom of speech,
Dayenu -- It would have been enough to rebel against your rule

If you had collaborated with the enemy; given away our Sacred Land and Holy Places; divided the People of Israel beaten women and children; suppressed our freedom of speech and not endangered our water supply,
Dayenu -- It would have been enough to rebel against your rule

If you had collaborated with the enemy; given away our Sacred Land and Holy Places; divided the People of Israel; beaten women and children; suppressed our freedom of speech; endangered our water supply and not released terrorist murderers into our midst,
Dayenu -- It would have been enough to rebel against your rule

If you had collaborated with the enemy; given away our Sacred Land and Holy Places; divided the People of Israel; beaten women and children; suppressed our freedom of speech; endangered our water supply, released terrorist murderers into our midst and not surrendered our strategic mountains that protect us from attack,
Dayenu -- It would have been enough to rebel against your rule

If you had collaborated with the enemy; given away our Sacred Land and Holy Places; divided the People of Israel; beaten women and children; suppressed our freedom of speech; endangered our water supply; released terrorist murderers into our midst; surrendered our strategic mountains; and not created a Palestinian State dedicated to the destruction of Israel,
Dayenu -- It would have been enough to rebel against your rule

If you had collaborated with the enemy; given away our Sacred Land and Holy Places; divided the People of Israel; beaten women and children; suppressed our freedom of speech; endangered our water supply; released terrorist murderers into our midst; surrendered our strategic mountains; created a Palestinian State and not broken G-d's Covenant with Abraham,
Dayenu -- It would have been enough to rebel against your rule

If you had collaborated with the enemy; given away our Sacred Land and Holy Places; divided the People of Israel; beaten women and children; suppressed our freedom of speech; endangered our water supply; released terrorist murderers into our midst; surrendered our strategic mountains; created a Palestinian State, broken G-d's Covenant with Abraham and not defamed religious Jews and their TORAH,
Dayenu -- It would have been enough to rebel against your rule

If you had collaborated with the enemy; given away our Sacred Land and Holy Places; divided the People of Israel; beaten women and children; suppressed our freedom of speech; endangered our water supply; released terrorist murderers into our midst; surrendered our strategic mountains; created a Palestinian State, broken G-d's Covenant with Abraham, defamed religious Jews and their TORAH and not jeopardized Jewish rule in Jerusalem,
Dayenu -- It would have been enough to rebel against your rule

TO THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT OF OLMERT, BARAK, 
LIVNI AND PERES:

You have done all of these things. You have collaborated with the enemy; given away our Sacred Land and Holy Places; divided the People of Israel; beaten women and children; suppressed our freedom of speech; endangered our water supply; released terrorist murders into our midst; surrendered our strategic mountains; created a Palestinian State; broken G-D's Covenant with Abraham; defamed religious Jews and their TORAH and even jeopardized Jewish rule in Jerusalem.

DAYENU! WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR RULE! BY YOUR ACTIONS YOU HAVE FORFEITED ANY CLAIM TO LEGITIMACY. DAYENU!

"FOR ZION'S SAKE I WILL NOT HOLD MY PEACE, 
AND FOR JERUSALEM'S SAKE I WILL NOT REST"