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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.
Parsha Curiosities: Lech-Lecha
A fascinating exposé of the traditional chair universally designated for the Prophet Elijah at a Brit Milah ceremony. This lecture begins by fleshing out the spiritual character and impact engendered by sacred circumcision. We then proceed to peel away hi...
From Abraham, our forefather, Jews have never followed the status quo to do what everyone else does. Here are the stories of two righteous prophets who teach us how to be positive rebels by going against the flow to accomplish great things.
Exemplifying the defining character trait of our people
A biblical history of the Jews
After the death of Solomon, ten of the twelve tribes refuse to accept his son Rehoboam as their king. Jeroboam leads a revolt, and establishes his capital in Shechem. The kingdom then splits off into two entities, Israel in the north and Judah in the sout...
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Bechukotai
After mentioning various curses for failing to perform G-d’s laws, the Torah says that at the end of time, G-d will bring an end to the Jewish people's exile by remembering the Patriarchs: “And I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and my covenant with ...
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