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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Lyrics: "Let My People Go"

Mossa'ei Shabbath HaGadol 5766

I don't know how many of you sang this as a kid growing up in Galuth (I never did.), or even heard of it. But, every year a friend of mine, a Rav In Me'ah She'arim of all people, asks me or another friend to look up the lyrics for him. Even though he and his wife have lived in Israel for almost forty years, and their Seder Leil HaPesah is conducted in Yiddish and Hebrew, they don't feel "yoetzei min hahovah" without the singing of this song.

To each his own....


(Negro Spiritual/X-ian stanza removed - Author Unknown)

When Israel was in Egypt's Land,
Let my people go,
Oppressed so hard they could not stand,
Let my people go.

CHORUS:
Go down Moses
Way down in egypt land
Tell ol' Pharoh
Let my people go!

Thus saith the Lord, bold Moses said,
Let my people go,
If not, I'll smite your first-born dead,
Let my people go.

CHORUS

No more shall they in bondage toil,
Let my people go,
Let them come out with Egypt's spoil,
Let my people go.

CHORUS

The Lord told Moses what to do,
Let my people go,
To lead the Hebrew children through,
Let my people go.

CHORUS

O come along Moses, you'll not get lost,
Let my people go,
Stretch out your rod and come across,
Let my people go.

CHORUS

As Israel stood by the waterside,
Let my people go,
At God's command it did divide,
Let my people go.

CHORUS

When they reached the other shore,
Let my people go,
They sang a song of triumph o'er,
Let my people go.

CHORUS

Pharaoh said he'd go across,
Let my people go,
But Pharaoh and his host were lost,
Let my people go.

CHORUS

Jordan shall stand up like a wall,
Let my people go,
And the walls of Jericho shall fall,
Let my people go.

CHORUS

Your foes shall not before you stand,
Let my people go,
And you'll possess fair Canaan's land,
Let my people go.

CHORUS

We need not always weep and mourn,
Let my people go,
And wear these slavery chains forlorn,
Let my people go.

CHORUS

Friday, April 07, 2006

Qitniyoth Liberation Front

Qitniyoth Liberation Front
Shi'ur: From Qitniyoth To Qorban Pesah
Sources: From Qitniyoth To Qorban Pesah
The Torah of Ge'ulah and Qorban Pesah

For more information regarding the permissibility for Ashkenazi Jews living in the Land of Israel to eat qitniyoth during Pesah, you may contact Rav David Bar-Hayim directly at: mash358@gmail.com.

Monday, April 03, 2006

He's Out!

Mossa'ei Shabbath Qodesh Tazri'a-Messora 5766

Daniel Pinner
Who is Daniel Pinner?

Daniel Pinner is a Jew living in Israel, the Jewish Homeland. He is lover of God, Torah, Am Yisrael (The People of Israel), and Eress Yisrael (The Land of Israel). He is an electrician. He is a musician. He is a good neighbor. And, I would be remiss if did not mention that he is loves his dog.

Where is Daniel Pinner?

Well, until a couple of days ago, Daniel Pinner, was sitting in an Israeli prison. Baruch HaShem! Daniel has been released, pending the out come of his appeal, which Supreme Court Justice Edna Arbel believes may be successful, due to the faulty evidence presented in the prosecution's case!

Now, how is it, you may ask, that Daniel Pinner, a Jew living in the Jewish Homeland, a lover of God, Torah, Am Yisrael, and Eress Yisrael came to sit in prison?

Well, after Daniel's release, he was literally whisked off to sit for an exclusive television interview in Jerusalem. So, click on the link, and your questions will be answered.

TV Interview With Daniel Pinner Daniel Pinner: Exclusive Television Interview
Leil Alef d'Rosh Hodesh Iyyar 5766 / April 27, 2006
(Archived for one week following the air date)

Daniel Pinner Released From Prison! Daniel Pinner Released - Exclusive Interview
by Moshe Ben Israel
Alef d'Rosh Hodesh Iyyar 5766 / April 28, 2006

Daniel was kind enough to do the interview in Hebrew as well, found on the Voice Of Judea Hebrew site: קול יהודה Please pass this link onto your Hebrew-speaking friends.

Needless to say, the atmosphere in our end of K'far Tapu'ah was filled with positive energy, both at celebrations Thursday evening and Shabbath, coinciding with the two days of Rosh Hodesh Iyyar.

Shabbath Dinner and subsequent Oneg Shabbath was filled with song, jokes, and countless vignettes of prison life, and how to survive it.

Shabbath was great fun, and full of happiness and gratitude to have Daniel Pinner back. But, he's not out of the woods yet! We cannot afford to be confused about this. Last Thursday, for whatever reason, Justice Arbel chose logic, and released Daniel, pending the appeal of his case.

Let us pray that Daniel's appeal will be successful, and his freedom secured. Nothing could be worse than having to return to prison, not even the distasteful inconvenience of mandated community serivce or probation could possibly compare with more prison time. May he be exempted from all of the above!

Let us also pray that Jewish lovers of HaShem, Torah, Am Yisrael, and Eress Yisrael will never again suffer at the hands of not only non-Jews but of the un-Jews.
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