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Elisha: (a) (d. 663 BCE) Elijah's student and successor. Before ascending to heaven, Elijah granted him double the prophetic powers that he himself possessed. The Tanach records many of the miracles he preformed. Among them: purification of Jericho's drinking water, transformation of a single cruse of oil into many vessels' worth, resurrecting a dead child, and curing a Gentile general of leprosy. (b) A common Jewish name.
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Be cognizant of the miracles in nature and the “small miracles” we experience every single day.
For an informed reading of II Kings 4:42–5:19
The haftarah is about the story of Naaman, a gentile aristocrat who was cured of his tzaraat by the prophet Elisha.
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