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NACH 27 – Melachim 1 – Lesson 07 – Eliyahu Flees from Achav and Yizavel and Is Commanded to Appoint Elisha as His Replacement

Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l.
00:00 – Review of the confrontation between Eliyahu HaNavi and the priests of Baal. On Yom Kippur, the last words we say before the final sounding of the shofar are “Hashem Hu HaElokim“. We also say these words on Yom Kippur Katan (the last day of each lunar month).
02:23 – Meaning of “Hashem Hu HaElokim” according to the gemara.
09:17 – The Baal Shem Tov HaKodesh explains שִׁוִּיתִי יְהוָה לְנֶגְדִּי תָמִיד “I place Hashem before me always” (Tehillim/Psalms 16:8).
10:45 – Eliyahu HaNavi honors Achav’s position as king of Israel. A king cannot forego his honor.
14:14 – The evil of Achav was worse than that of Yeravam ben Navat.
15:46 – The honor due a king of Israel. A person receives a position of honor in this world only after it’s decided in Heaven.
17:51 – Achav was a gilgul (incarnation) of Cain.
*18:31 – An incident from the life of the MaHarShah that illustrates his greatness. He detects an incarnation of Achav.
29:44 – Yizavel (Jezebel) threatens the life of Eliyahu HaNavi so he flees. He travels 40 days and 40 nights without food or drink until he arrives at Har Sinai.
32:49 – Eliyahu HaNavi enters the cave on Sinai where Moshe Rabeynu stood when the 13 Midos of Hashem’s Kindness were revealed to him. He hears the kol demama daka – the Voice of Hashem is one of softness and kindness. Hashem gives Eliyahu three tasks to fulfill before he dies.
35:44 – Because he didn’t defend Am Yisrael, Eliyahu is told to appoint Elisha as a prophet in his stead. Eliyahu is also told that he will have to be present at every Bris Milah, to testify to the purity and loyalty of the Jewish People.

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