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Prophet Elijah

Passover Asks: Are You Ready to Go?

Sara Davidson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Sara Davidson

When I arrived that morning at his home in Boulder, CO, the rabbi's wife, Eve, was in the kitchen, preparing for Passover by removing 'hametz' -- anything containing flour that's risen -- from every drawer, shelf and counter.

Searching for Peace in the Not-So-Silent-Night

Kristen Marble | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Kristen Marble

Now that I'm older -- and perhaps wiser -- I've been thinking about my favorite Christmas carols and what they actually say to us theologically and spiritually.

When The Great Physician Makes House Calls

Robert J. Morgan | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion
Robert J. Morgan

If you're near the breaking point, remember: The Great Physician has lots of resources in His little black bag and lots of reassurance in his little black book.

Welcoming Elijah Into Our Homes On Passover

Ron Kronish | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

We open the door for Elijah, the harbinger of the messianic era of peace, and we pray that he will enter our homes and our hearts and our world. We want to open ourselves to the world, to be part of it, and not to live in ghettoes any more, whether self-imposed or imposed by others.

Hope, Not Fear At Passover: The Blessings Of An Open Door

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

During the Passover Seder many have the tradition to rise from the table and open the door for the Prophet Elijah to come. This year's celebration brings with it an extra reminder of how much we should not take for granted the blessing of being able to open our door in hope and not fear.

Is The Prophet Elijah Homeless?

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 07.03.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

The Messiah will come when we stop building gatehouses and start opening our doors. Redemption will come when the questions about homelessness are not left to a dedicated few.

Elijah's Empty Chair of Freedom in Oslo

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

Liu Xiaobo was unable to be in Oslo to collect his Nobel Peace Prize. He is just one year into an 11-year jail sentence for subversion because he penned an open letter calling for democratic reforms in China.

The Alienated Jew: Elijah On The Run From Ahab

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

Today's Jews largely emulate the national values of Ahab. They are first concerned with the military power of Israel and are obsessed with its enemies, whereas the Hebrew Prophets criticized the powerful and mighty in Israel.