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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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For the haftarah of Metzora, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
The haftarah for Metzora (and Tazria-Metzorah, when they are together) from II Kings II Kings 7:3-20. is part of a string of miracles done by our prophet Elisha. The setting of the haftarah is that Ben Hadad, the king of Aram, gathered his whole army and ...
For an informed reading of II Kings 7:3–20
The Background The haftarah for the portion of Metzora (or Tazria-Metzora, when read together) is taken from a series of stories told in the book of Kings about the prophet Elisha. In his last request of his teacher, Elijah the prophet, Elisha boldly aske...
Although tzaraat was a skin illness, it had a spiritual element to it. In the Tanach, we find quite a few individuals who were plagued by tzaraat.
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