So grateful for such beautiful, beautiful words

I have been fascinated by this new translation of the Haggadah ever since I heard an interview with its translator, Nathan Englander, last year.

Here is one of the most beautiful passages—a prayer of gratitude.  I share it with you today, as I am reminded of how grateful I am for my life, my family, my work, and my friends.

haggadah

“Were our mouths filled with a singing like the sea,

And our tongues awash with song as waves countless,

And our lips lauding as the skies are wide,

And our eyes illumined like the sun and the moon,

And our hands spread out like the eagles of Heaven,

And our feet as fleet as fawns,

Still, we would not suffice in thanking you, Lord God of us and God of our fathers, in blessing your name for even one of a thousand, thousand from the thousands of thousands, and the tens of thousands of times you did good turns for our fathers and for us.”

 

Amen

Author: Scott Langdon

Scott Langdon is an actor and writer living just outside of Philadelphia in Bristol, Pennsylvania with his wife, Sarah, and their dog, Watson. Before the Time of Covid, he could be seen on stages throughout the professional Philadelphia theater community or writing in a local Starbucks, where the only way they could get rid of him was to tell him there was a pandemic. He has a hard time knowing when he's not wanted.

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