Layehudim Haysa Orah

ליהודים היתה אורה

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LaY'hudim Haytah orah v'simcha v'sason vikar.
Ken tih'yeh lanu.
ליהודים היתה אורה, ושמחה, וששון, ויקר.
כן תהיה לנו.


The Jews had light and joy and gladness and honor. So be it with us.

Trans​lation by The Standard Prayer book by Simeon Singer (1915) (public domain)


Lyrics: First sentence is Megillat Esther 8:16. It appears with the second line in the introduction to Havdalah.


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