Elijah the Prophet

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Elijah the Prophet: a) A disciple of Ahijah the Shilonite, he famously challenged the prophets of Baal at Mt. Carmel. He did not die, rather ascended to heaven in a fiery chariot in 718 BCE. He was succeeded by his student Elisha. According to Jewish tradition, he occasionally reappears to rescue individuals from danger and reveal secrets of the Torah to the worthy. Additionally, he visits every brit and Passover Seder. Ultimately, he will announce the coming of Moshiach. b) A common Jewish name.
Elijah the Prophet (known in Hebrew as Eliyahu Hanavi) is perhaps the most beloved prophet in the Bible. His lifetime is chronicled in Kings I and King II—including the miracles he performed, the inspiration he caused, and his dramatic ascent to heaven. A...
"Behold I will send to you Elijah the Prophet before the arrival of the great and awesome day of G‑d." Why Elijah? And what practical functions will he serve?
The wind, earthquake and fire – all these were miraculous and astounding phenomena, so why did G‑d choose to appear in the small voice?
Take a journey through Jewish lore on the subject of the mystical arrival of Elijah the Prophet as the harbinger of redemption in Talmudic, Biblical and Kabbalistic sources.
There are multiple reasons and meanings behind the age-old tradition of pouring Elijah a cup of wine and opening the door. Here are some of them.
Elijah Goes Up To Heaven, Elisha Succeeds Elijah, Elisha's Miracles
Ahab Covets Naboth's Vineyard, Jezebel's Crime, Elijah's Admonition
There was a rabbi, a very good and pious man, who wanted to see justice in the world . . .
A chassid went to the Baal Shem Tov in Mezhibuzh. “Rebbe,” he said, “I want to see Elijah the Prophet . . .”
The story is told of Elijah coming to Elisha to prepare him for succeeding him as a Prophet in Israel. Elisha was then a "rough diamond" awaiting the "polishing" process. When Elisha first saw Elijah he began to laugh at his thick crop of hair, being hims...
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