I sat down to my first Passover dinner several years ago when I started dating my husband and was mesmerized by the reading of the Haggadah, in particular the one my aunt-in-law had put together. In celebration of Global Markets and Ideas’ Women’s theme this month, I wanted to share what we read last night at Seder.
If women has been among the writers of the Bible and had interpreted our creation and our role in history – Dayeinu
If Eve had been acknowledged as Adam’s equal and not a tempress – Dayeinu
If she ate from the tree of knowledge and had been recognized as a teacher – Dayeinu
If Lot’s wife had been honored for compassion in looking back at the fate of her family in Sodom and had not been punished for it – Dayeinu
If women had written Haggadahs and placed our mothers where they belonged in the story of our people – Dayeinu
If our mothers had been honored for their daughters as well as their sons – Dayeinu
If men had been taught to revere their role as father and teacher as much as warrior and ruler – Dayeinu
If men and women had stood side by side as comrades in the face of adversity – Dayeinu
If every generation of women and men would flee the bondage of an Egypt – Dayeinu
Thank you Aunt Paula and Uncle John.