On the Seder night, we open the door for Elijah the Prophet, and we place a cup of wine on the table especially for him.
Our hopes have long been centered around Elijah since legends suggest that he will herald the time of complete human freedom. But he will come only when people have prepared the way for him. This simply means that we, the all, are Elijah. We must liberate ourselves from prejudice and injustice. We must truly listen to each other for better iunderstanding. We need to remember our goal of creating a world where all people will be free, just as we were liberated from slavery in ancient Egypt.
Eem mah-she-ach ben-David
Translation: Elijah the Prophet,
Elijah the Tishbite,
Elijah the Gileadite,
Come to us quickly and in our day.
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