משנה: עַל הַחֲמִישִׁית הוּא אוֹמֵר מִי שֶׁעָנָה אֶת אֵלִיָּהוּ בְּהַר הַכַּרְמֶל הוּא יַעֲנֶה אֶתְכֶם וְיִשְׁמַע בְּקוֹל צַעֲקַתְכֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה׳ שׁוֹמֵעַ תְּפִילָּה. MISHNAH: On the fifth he says147The second additional benediction, with doxology appropriate for a recitation of Zikhronot.: “He Who answered Elijah on Mount Carmel may answer you and hear your vociferation today. Praise to You, Eternal, Who hears prayer.
הלכה: כָּתוּב וַיְהִ֣י ׀ בַּֽעֲל֣וֹת הַמִּנְחָ֗ה וַיִּגַּ֞שׁ אֵֽלִיָּ֣הוּ הַנָּבִיא֘ וַיֹּאמַר֒ ײ֨ אֱלֹהֵי֙ אַבְרָהָם֙ יִצְחָ֣ק וְיִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל הַיּ֣וֹם יִווָדַע וגו׳. וְאֵלִיָּהוּ מַקְרִיב בִּשְׁעַת אִיסּוּר הָבָּמוֹת. אָמַר רִבִּי שִׂמְלַײ. דִּיבִּירָא אָמַר לֵיהּ. וּבִדְבָרְךָ֣ עָשִׂ֔יתִי. וּבִדִיבּוּרְךָ עָשִׂיתִי. עֲנֵינִי ײ֨ עֲנֵינִי. עֲנֵינִי בִזִכוּתִי. עֲנֵינִי בִזְכוּת תַּלְמִידִי. HALAKHAH: It is written1621K. 18:36.: At the approach of the afternoon sacrifice, Elijah the prophet stepped up and said, Eternal, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, today may it be known<that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant.>163Added from G. And Elijah sacrifices when local altars are forbidden164Since the Temple was already built, all other altars became illegitimate. This doctrine was certainly held by the author of the books of Kings who nevertheless reports favorably on Elijah’s action in repairing an abandoned High Place dedicated to the Eternal.? Rebbi Simlai said, the Word He said to him165One must assume that he acted on direct Divine command.: I acted on Your saying. I acted following Your Word. Answer me, Eternal, Answer me1661K. 18:37. Why a double invocation?. Answer me for my merit, answer me for the merit of my student <the students.>167The reading of G, “students”, is preferable since the singular would have to refer to Elisha who at that moment was not Elijah’s student.