The Work of Elijah – Shabbat HaGadol

In this week’s class Ross carefully examines the “work of Elijah.” The Sabbath before Passover is called Shabbat HaGadol (the BIG Sabbath). One of the key themes of Passover is redemption. During the traditional Passover meal, there is a seat which is saved for Elijah. Ross uses a story of this tradition to pose a question to listeners. Should we be waiting for Elijah to bring about the redemption? He shares some of the stories of Elijah’s career and uses them to make some essential points about our personal responsibility when it comes to the work of Elijah. Is the work of redemption too hard for humans? Are the tasks reserved for a “heavenly figure”? You will not want to miss this class.


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