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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.
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 . . .”
Late one night, there was a knock on his door. On his threshold stood an old man with a long white beard and a countenance as radiant as the heavens
Zvi Elimelech's father pulled the boy aside and told him that he must promise never to tell anyone this story until the very last day of his life
The year that followed was truly a year of miracles, not the least of which was a visit by Elijah the Prophet
Over time, successive economic downturns diminished the couple’s wealth, and they had to resort to selling their possessions to buy food.
Rav Anan had unwittingly caused an unjust verdict.
The students spread out, scouring all paths leading to the field for a gentleman who might lend them a pipe.
The couple’s children had been playing in the dirt of their yard, where they found enough money to support their family for six years, so they called their mother.
This is a story about three worthy Jews: One was a wealthy man, one a Torah scholar, and the third a deeply G-d fearing Jew…
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