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Elijah

Was Elijah Permitted to Make an Offering on Mount Carmel?

In a contest with the prophets of Baal, Elijah rebuilds an altar to YHWH that was on Mount Carmel and makes an offering. Later, he bemoans the destruction of other YHWH altars (1 Kgs 18–19). But doesn’t the Book of Kings clearly state that only the altar in Jerusalem was legitimate once Solomon built the Temple?

Dr.

David Glatt-Gilad

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Shavuot: Why Doesn't the Torah Celebrate the Revelation on Mt. Sinai?

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Rabbi

David D. Steinberg

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Can Elijah Reconcile Fathers and Sons ?

Biblical tradition often depicts difficult father and son relationships. Accordingly, the concluding verses of Malachi—the final book of the Prophets—imagines ultimate redemption through a metaphor of father-son reconciliation, in which the fire and brimstone prophet Elijah is its unlikely harbinger. Leave it to the poet Yehuda Amichai to step in and offer a counter-model to rescue the metaphor.

Prof.

Wendy Zierler

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Contesting the Identification of Elijah the Immortal as Pinchas the Zealot

Conflicting traditions come to a head in an exchange between two cantors and a congregant in a 13th century Egyptian synagogue.[1]

Dr.

Moshe Lavee

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