חַסַל סִדּוּר פֶּסַח כְּהִלְכָתוֹ,
כְּכָל מִשְׁפָּטוֹ וְחֻקָתוֹ.
כַּאֲשֶׁר זָכִינוּ לְסַדֵּר אוֹתוֹ,
כֵּן נִזְכֶּה לַעֲשׂוֹתוֹ.
זָךְ שׁוֹכֵן מֵעוֹנָה,
קוֹמֵם קְהַל עֲדַת מִי מָנָה.
בְּקָרוֹב נַהֵל נִטְעֵי כַנָּהּ,
.פְּדוּיִם לְצִיּוֹן בְּרִנָּה
Khasal Lit. Order of prayers. The prayer book. Pesakh, kehilkhato
kekhol mishpato, vekhukato
ka’asher zakhinu lesader oto
ken nizkeh la’asoto
zakh shokhen me’ona
komem kehal adat me manah
bekarov nahel nitei chanah
peduyim leZiyon be’rina
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Translator’s note: The translation below does not attempt to bring coherence to a liturgical piece that is rich with ambiguity. It is the translator’s belief that bringing coherence to ambiguity leaves the reader on the sidelines. If the text doesn’t “make sense” then more is required of the reader to engage with the text. That engagement is exactly what Judaism asks of us.
The Passover is a major Jewish holiday that commemorates the Jewish people's liberation from slavery and Exodus from Egypt. Its Hebrew name is Pesakh. Its name derives from the tenth plague, in which God "passed over" the homes of the Jewish firstborn, slaying only the Egyptian firstborn. Passover is celebrated for a week, and many diaspora Jews celebrate for eight days. The holiday begins at home at a seder meal and ritual the first (and sometimes second) night. Jews tell the story of the Exodus using a text called the haggadah, and eat specific food (matzah, maror, haroset, etc). Lit. Order. The festive meal conducted on Passover night, in a specific order with specific rituals to symbolize aspects of the Exodus from Egypt. It is conducted following the haggadah, a book for this purpose. The mystics of Sefat also created a seder for Tu B'shvat, the new year of the trees. is concluded
As all its laws and rules are fulfilled.
Just as we have merited to order it,
so too may we merit to do it.
Pure One dwelling in Ma’on
Creator of Congregation Who Can Count Them
Soon guide the new shoots of this people
Liberated to Zion with shouts of joy.
*The Shabbat is the Sabbath day, the Day of Rest, and is observed from Friday night through Saturday night. Is set aside from the rest of the week both in honor of the fact that God rested on the seventh day after creating the world. On Shabbat, many Jews observe prohibitions from various activities designated as work. Shabbat is traditionally observed with festive meals, wine, challah, prayers, the reading and studying of Torah, conjugal relations, family time, and time with friends. Unplugged ensemble: Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Margot Stein, Juliet Spitzer, Rabbi Myriam Klotz, Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein, and Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael. In this cut Juliet Spitzer sings the The prayer recited over wine on Shabbat, holidays, and other joyous occasions. with the ensemble joining for the Shehechiyanu. The CD can be purchased from The Reconstructionist Press.