Why Is There a Chair for Elijah at a Brit Milah (Circumcision)? – Questions & Answers

I was always curious as to what may have been the result of Elijah’s zeal, I knew about the Elijah Cup at Passover, and that will herald the Messiah…

 Art by Lori Loebelson At the circumcision ceremony (brit milah), it is customary to have a seat designated for Elijah the prophet. According to tradition, Elijah, who is referred to as the “angel of the brit,”1 visits every circumcision ceremony. Here’s why:

 

During the period when the nation of Israel was split into two kingdoms, Elijah the prophet had a showdown at Mt. Carmel with 450 false prophets of the Baal idol . . .

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