from Act II of the French opera La Juive
by Jacques François Fromental Halévy
Libretto: Eugène Scribe
, Jewish goldsmith and father of Rachel
Voice Part: tenor
Setting: a room in Eléazar's house, Constance, Switzerland, 1414 during Passover
Synopsis: Eléazar asks for God's blessing upon all the Jewish people at the Passover feast, along with protection from the persecution against them.