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Samuel: (931-877 BCE) Son of Hannah and Elkanah, a nazirite from birth, a disciple of Eli the last of the Judges, he would travel throughout Israel to teach and judge the people. Anointed Saul and David, the first two Israelite monarchs.
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Samuel the Prophet, Samuel the Judge, Saul, First King of Israel, War with the Philistines, War with Amalek
A biblical history of the Jews
Samuel the Prophet
Following the passing of Samson, the Jewish people were led by a high priest named Eli, who ministered in the sanctuary in Shiloh. After Eli’s death, the prophet Samuel becomes the leader of the Jewish people, until he anoints Saul as the first king of Is...
History of the Jews: The era of transition in leadership from Judges to Kings, covering the years (from creation) 2830; the birth of Samuel the Prophet through 2892; the end of King Saul and his son’s rein.
The story of Hannah, the Haftorah of Rosh Hashanah, is a tale richly woven of many strands. It is a story of devotion and of love, of service and of sacrifice.
877 BCE
The prophet Samuel (931-877 BCE) was one of the most important figures in Jewish history; our sages describe him as the equivalent of "Moses and Aaron combined." Samuel was the last of the Shoftim ("Judges") who led the people of Israel in the four centur...
2830 - 28 Iyar 2884 (931 - 877 BCE)
The Haphtorah of the Sidrah Korach that is read during this month, is taken from the Book of Samuel. The Haphtorah always has a connection with the Sidrah, and today's Haphtorah has a two-fold connection. Firstly, because Samuel was a descendant of Korach...
The prophet Samuel was one of the most important figures in Jewish history; our sages describe him as the equivalent of "Moses and Aaron combined." He was the last of the Shoftim ("Judges") who led the people of Israel during the four centuries between th...
How are we to reconcile the loftiness of Rosh Hashanah with the mundane subject of a significant part of its prayers? Chanah's prayer offers the response to this profound question.
A commentary on the haftarah of Zachor
The haftarah begins with Samuel the prophet giving G‑d’s command to Shaul to utterly wipe out Amalek.
For an informed reading of I Samuel 15:2–34
The haftarah recounts the story of a time when Amalek was almost eliminated, but not quite entirely.
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