Next Year in Jerusalem?

It is traditional to conclude the seder with the proclamation: "Next Year in Jerusalem".   This year many proud Jews are hesitant to proclaim this.

As we read about the proposed changes in Israeli law, and the intensification of calls to annex the territory across the Jordan River, the question arises: Is this the Jerusalem, is this the Israel, that we yearn for?

So this year let us think of Jerusalem as more than a place.  Let us think of Jerusalem as an idea and an ideal.  And let us remain in solidarity with those in Israel today who are fighting to preserve that ideal.

haggadah Section: Conclusion