It Was in the Middle of the Night - Additional women’s stanzas

Dr. Yael Levine presents as an additional women´s stanza with It Was In The Middle Of The Night.

by Dr. Yael Levine

You have promised a covenant to the head of the Matriarchs
at night,
She who has been taken to Pharaoh and Avimelekh you have saved
at night, 
She who has been likened to a rose suggested to exchange the blessings
at night,


It was in the middle of the night.


The woman who gave birth cried out and you smote the firstborn
at night,
You saved a firstborn, her candle did not go out
at night,
Hadassah was busy with the feast of Haman
at night,


It was in the middle of the night.

 


 

Footnotes:

See: Y. Levine, 'ויהי בחצי הלילה – It Was in the Middle of the Night,' JOFA Journal, V, 1 (Spring 2004, Nisan 5764), p. 8;

J.B. Wolowelsky, Women at the Seder – A Passover Haggadah, New York: Ktav, 2005, pp. 90–91;

A. Lavie, A Jewish Women’s Prayer Book, New York 2008, p. 254.