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Eli, The High Priest

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Eli, The High Priest: (a) Last of the Judges, judged the Israelites for forty years (931-891 BCE). High Priest in the Tabernacle in Shiloh. Samuel’s teacher. (b) Common Jewish name.
The High Priest Eli, Samuel's Father, Early Years of Samuel, War with the Philistines, Eli's Death, The Holy Ark in Captivity, Return of the Holy Ark
891 BCE
Eli the High Priest died upon learning that the Holy Ark containing the Tablets was captured by the Philistines, and that his two sons were killed in battle. Eli was the 13th in the line of the "Shoftim" ("judges") who led the People of Israel during the ...
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The 10th day of Iyar is the anniversary of the death of Eli the High Priest. We bring you here the story of his life. Eli was a descendant of Ithamar, the fourth and youngest son of Aaron the High Priest. He became High Priest (Kohen Godol) after the deat...
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.
The Haftorah of the 1st day of Rosh Hashanah talks of Chanah, a childless prophetess who was eventually blessed with a child -- Samuel. Here are the circumstances which surrounded this special birth.
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Ki-Teitzei contains 110 verses, and the mnemonic for it is the name Eili. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
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