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Elijah and the Burning Synagogue

For Selichot in 1939, Ruzhan’s Jews prayed beside the ashes of the synagogue where they had almost been burned alive

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Elijah

Tablet Original Fiction: A tale of sin and redemption

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Our Unexpected Passover Guest

Nobody expected my grandfather to show up at my apartment for Passover—two months after he died

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Obama Sits in Elijah’s Chair

Also had an early reverence for Eliot, is exactly who we thought he is

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Passover’s Perennial No-Show

At the Seder, we open the door for Elijah. As a child, I thought he’d actually appear. Then I grew up, and anticipation faded into resignation.

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The Miracle Worker

A haftorah of unlikely occurrences and blind faith

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