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Hasidic WhatsApp rewrites ‘Dayenu’ as an elegy for Trump

“Had he only reduced funding to the Palestinians and not cut off funding to UNRWA, it would have sufficed us,” reads a rewrite of the traditional passover song, Dayenu, that has been going around Hasidic WhatsApp groups.

The election was too recent to yield any conclusive data, but by one estimate, Trump got only 21% of the Jewish vote. He has, however, been embraced by the Orthodox community, which is about 10% of American Jewry.

The song explains why the Orthodox support him so passionately, listing such moves as his recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, establishment of the American embassy in Jerusalem, rejection of the Obama-era Iran deal and the commutation of Hasidic kosher meat monger and philanthropist Sholom Rubashkin’s prison sentence.

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