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  1. Open the Gate

Lyrics and music by Lenka Lichtenberg.

Lyrics


open the gate (ouvre la porte) lenka lichtenberg 2003
chorus one how many flavours,
how many names
how many labels – day day da day day…….., so many claims
day day da day da……….., so many, oh so many ways

verse 1. Ashke, ashke nardi (from Bombay), Sepha, Sepha phazy (from L.A.)
ultra ultra modern (from Cape Town), progressively orthodox,
traditionally reform, conservatively egalitarian
(any women in your minyian? just a matter of opinion…)
Chorus two Open the gate, break down the walls
Come celebrate, it is your call
Ouvre la porte, casse les murs
Viens celebrer, ca c’est si pur

Chorus one How many flavours…

verse 2. Drive to shul on shabes (it’s too far), walk on yom kippur (that’s different)
go to service weekly - or just High Holydays
keeping kosher home – but on when eating out…?
Consistency so elusive…yet this club is all-inclusive!

Chorus two Open the gate, break down the walls
Come, celebrate, it is your call

Chorus one - instrumental


Chorus two Open the gate, break down the walls
Come, celebrate, it is your call
Ouvre la porte, casse les murs
Viens celebrer, ca c’est si pur

Open the gate, casse les murs
Come celebrate, ca c’est si pur