We open the door for Elijah during the seder. What does it mean? Are we Jews secure in the world? What are the words we recite as we open the door? How do they reflect our posture, our confidence, our sense of security? Have they changed over time? What words would we write as Jews today, especially as part of a ritual of Jewish particularism, in our multi-cultural yet sometimes still-tribal world?
The opening music for this podcast is La’asok: Words: Liturgy, Melody: Rabbi David Paskin.