Next Year

We end our seder with the link “Bashana Haba’ah B’Yerushalayim—Next year in Jerusalem." For some this reminds us that our life in America is still imperfect and we yearn to be in a country of Jewish sovereignty that runs on the Jewish calendar, where matzah fills all of the shelves at this season. For others Jerusalem is a symbol of a world of peace, security and justice—for the Jewish people and for all who are not yet free. However you interpret this line, we end our seder acknowledging that while we have left slavery, we are not just fully free because we live in an unredeemed world where injustice still exists, and we pray for the day when all are free.

haggadah Section: Conclusion