A piyyut for Simhat Torah: Mi Pi’el

The festival of Succot comes to a climax with Simhat Torah, which celebrates the end of the reading cycle of the Torah. Mi Pi’el is a popular Sephardi piyyut which has also become popular in Ashenazi communities and is also sung on Shabbat.



Mipi El, Mipi El, Y’vorach Yisrael.

 Mipi El, Mipi El, Y’vorach Yisrael. 

 Ein Adir ka’Ad_ai,
V’ein Baruch k’ven Amram.

Ein G’dolah ka’Torah,
V’ein Dorsha k’Yisrael.

 Mipi El, Mipi El, Y’vorach Yisrael. 

Mipi El, Mipi El, Y’vorach Yisrael. 

 Ein Hadur ka’Ad_ai,
V’ein Vatik k’ven Amram.

Ein Zaca’ah ka’Torah,
V’ein Homda k’Yisrael.

 Mipi El, Mipi El, Y’vorach Yisrael. 

Mipi El, Mipi El, Y’vorach Yisrael.

Ein Tahor ka’Ad_ai,
V’ein Yashar k’ven Amram.

Ein K’vudah ka’Torah,
V’ein Lomda k’Yisrael.

 Mipi El, Mipi El, Y’vorach Yisrael. 

Mipi El, Mipi El, Y’vorach Yisrael. 

 Ein Melech ka’Ad_ai,
V’ein Navi k’ven Amram.

Ein S’mucha ka’Torah,
V’ein Ozra k’Yisrael.

 Mipi El, Mipi El, Y’vorach Yisrael.

 Mipi El, Mipi El, Y’vorach Yisrael. 

 Ein Podeh ka’Ad_ai,
V’ein Tzadik k’ven Amram.
Ein K’doshah ka’Torah,
V’ein Rohasha k’Yisrael.

Mipi El, Mipi El, Y’vorach Yisrael. 

Mipi El, Mipi El, Y’vorach Yisrael.

Ein Shomer ka’Ad_ai,
V’ein Shalem k’ven Amram.
Ein T’mimah ka’Torah,
V’ein Tomcha k’Yisrael.

Mipi El, Mipi El, Y’vorach Yisrael.




Stained glass windows at the Adly syngogue.



 To listen to Mi Pi’el as sung in the Adly synagogue Cairo in 2006, click here.

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