There is a tradition that Elijah visits the Passover Seder. Some even open the door to welcome him. Why Elijah? Let's explore this remarkable character and ask whether he is the ideal biblical character to embody the Passover experience.
Rabbi Israel provides examples from Jewish texts of the many ways Elijah is presented in Jewish tradition.
Rabbi Israel teaches Tanakh at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi and is Director of Community Education at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. Born and raised in London, Rabbi Israel moved to Israel in 1991 and gained rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate following several years of study at Yeshivat Har Etzion. Rabbi Israel holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education, London, and Bar Ilan University.
Sponsor: Soloway Jewish Community Centre