The wine glasses are filled — including the wine glass for Elijah, which is now filled to the top

We fulfill our obligations to God through Torah study and prayer but also through our daily lives — how we make a living, how we conduct our affairs, how we reach out to those around us.

In the center of our table is a cup of wine called “Kos Eliyahu;” the cup of Elijah. Elijah was a Prophet who is said to return in each generation disguised as a poor or oppressed person. He comes to people’s doors to see how he will be treated in order to determine if the people are ready to be redeemed.

Let us now open the door for Elijah!

A child is sent to open the door

haggadah Section: Introduction
Source: Telling the Story: A Passover Haggadah Explained