The Bible outlaws divination and augury. But what about all of the Messianic themes in Judaism? If they’re not looking towards the future then what are they for?
Role-play: Imagine a conversation taking place between Sybil Trelawney, the Divination teacher of Hogwarts, and Elijah. What would they have to say to each other, if anything?
The Four Cups of the Seder are structurally connected to the four verbal performances this evening:
(1) Kiddush, sanctifying the holiday
(2) Maggid, the storytelling
(3) Birkat HaMazon, completing the Pesach meal; and
(4) Hallel, completing the festival Psalms.
The Talmud connects the Four Cups to God's Four Promises to Israel: "Tell the...
Dr. Seuss' Four QuestionsSourcewww.acs.ucalgary.ca/~elsegal/Uncle_Eli/Eli.html
The Four Questions
Why is it only on Passover night we never know howto do anything right?
We don't eat our meals in the regular ways, the ways that we do on all other days.
'Cause on all other nights we may eat all kinds of wonderfu lgood bready...
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