Mayor-Elect Emanuel to Recite Asher Ge'alanu at Mock Seder
I got an email from the Kfar Center that talks about a mock Seder that will be performed by the who's who of Chicago's non-Orthodox Jews.
The email said, in part:
Join us as Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel leads the blessing on the 2nd Cup of Wine!
with a link to this event. (I'm in no way endorsing this event.)
Here's the text to the blessing on the 2nd cup of wine (aka Asher Ge'alanu) according to the Rambam:
Will he mean what he says when he says שמחים בבניין עירך (happy with the building of Your city [Jerusalem])?
Is Mr. Emanuel really happy with the building of Jerusalem? Last I heard, he wasn't.
I hope he has changed his stance since then.