Wednesday, April 5, 2017

IS HE COMING TO THE SEDER

אליהו הנביא
IS HE COMING TO THE SEDER?

Many believe,  that אליהו הנביא appears at every Seder table on Pesach Night. Some think, we open the door at שפוך חמתך so אליהו הנביא can enter to drink from the כוס that was prepared specifically for him.

THE TRUTH:

כוס של אליהו is not mentioned  in Shulchan Aruch etc. The first to mention כוס של אליהו, is the חק יעקב (O Ch. 480).* 

The Mishna Verura writes, it is called כוס של אליהו to remind us, the same way Hashem redeemed us from מצרים, so too will he redeem us and send  אליהו הנביא with the Besura of Mashiach’s arrival.

Others say that the reason is since there is a מחלוקת if you need 4 or 5 cups.   אליהו הנביא will be the one to solve this dispute.


The Aruch Hashulchan writes, "Some have a minhag to stand up and say ברוך הבא. All this is to strengthen the אמונה . In Nissan Hashem redeemed us and in Nissan, he will  redeem us again. Opening the door is also to show our אמונה in ביאת משיח.in case אליהו הנביא will appear, we will run out to be מקבל פני משיח with no delay."

None of the Poskim say that אליהו הנביא actually appears, at the  Seder since if we hold 'יש תחומין למעלה מי
אליהו הנביא cannot appear on Shabbos & Yom Tov.
There are numerous stories (probably that's all it is) ofאליהו הנביא appearing at the Seder and drinking the wine.

THE STORY:
The daughter of R. Mordechai Benet zt"l stood up during the Seder and screamed, "Who is this old man drinking
the wine"?  R.M. Benet calmed her down and said it was a חשובע and holy guest who appeared at the table.
That same night his daughter died. R.M.B. claimed she saw אליהו הנביא and because she wasn't quiet about 
it she died.
The story continues that the Viener Kehilla offered tens of thousand golden coins for the כוס.
The Nikulsburger Kehilla wouldn't consider any amount to sell the כוס that אליהו הנביא actually drank from.

הרחמן הוא ישלח לנו את אליהו הנביא ז"ל ויבשר לנו בשןרןת טובות - ויבשר לנו הגיע זמן גאולתכם

*The Piskei Teshuvos quotes the Maharal (70-80 yrs. before the Ch.Yakov)  in Divrei Negidim.
The truth is that the Divrei Negidim is a forgery and not from the Mahral but R. Yidel Rosenberg’s  z”l own invention


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