Plate 20. Pour Out Your Wrath

Since the declaration “Pour out your wrath…” is juxtaposed in the seder with the cup of Elijah, this design depicts an inverted wine goblet. The text, a mirror image of “pour out your wrath,” is inverted to show that our recitation is ambivalent. This upside down kiddush cup also forms a doorway. We are both inside the doorway shouting “shfokh hamatkha,” and outside with God and Elijah the prophet, looking in. How will God respond to our plea for retribution? Perhaps instead of vengeance, God will stand with us in our suffering and bring comfort.

Dimensions: 29.9 X 41.2 cm | 11.7 X 16.2 in
Price: $750