dayenu Song

Four questions song

Rav kohent Taya mA

 

Illustrations

 

Blessing for Rosh Chodesh Nisan

Shine on us, shine into us,

sliver of moonlight

teardrop of a slave

 

shine down on us, shine on over to us,

chaff of wheat tired of hearing the cries

of people whose hearts have

been pounded down like matza

 

shine towards us:

this is how much light we can hold

this is how much light we can digest

and no more

O Moon of Nisan

be gentle with us

we have never known you before

 

we have been waiting for you

for all of our lives

for so many generations

 

give us time

and when you grow into a whole matza

we will be ready.

KOhenet ilana Joy Streit