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The 'Dayenu' School of Foreign Policy

| Mar. 27, 2018

A Passover-Themed Foreign Policy.

A high point of the Passover Seder is the jubilant song "Dayenu" ("it is enough"), fortuitously sung just before an enervating sense of lethargy, induced by prodigious caloric intake and an excess of holiday ritual, begins to set in. The song poses 14 good deeds that God could do for the people of Israel, each of which would be enough. To illustrate, if God did X that would be best, but if he actually only did Y, it is enough, dayenu.

The following is a proposal for a more contemporary version of the traditional song, presented with all of the modesty warranted....

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For Academic Citation: Freilich, Chuck.“The 'Dayenu' School of Foreign Policy.” The Jerusalem Post, March 27, 2018.