Continue reading The Maggid Brought Him Back
In the times of the Maggid of Mezritch, an unfortunate incident occurred. There was a woman who had a son who had a crazy idea enter his mind.
Continue reading Why Reb Moshe Yisroel Did Not Go Home
Reb Moshe Yisroel, was the head of the jewish court in Reivitz and Klementov.
Continue reading Stories of Reb Yitzchak of Vorki
The holy Reb Yitzchak of Vorki shared that when he was a young man he suffered a great deal of anguish from his wife’s words. However, he suffered silently.
Continue reading The Passover Miracle
When Chassidic master Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech Spira (known as the Bnei Yissaschar after the book he authored by that name) was ten years old, his father took a position as a teacher in a distant town.
Continue reading Moshe The Tavern Keeper’s Kaparot*
It was the evening before Yom Kippur. One of the Chasidim of Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev approached the Rebbe and asked if he could be present when the Rebbe does kaparot*.
Continue reading Reb Meir Hagadol And The Baal Shem Tov
Once, in the early days of the tzadik Reb Meir Hagadol* (the grandfather of the well-known tzadik R’ Meir of Premishlan), he came to a certain city. During his stay there, he was invited to a seudat mitzvah (a mitzvah meal) in honor of the brit milah (circumcision) of one of his followers.
Continue reading A Match Made In Heaven
The Rav of Skolye once spent Shabbos at the home of Reb Baruch of Mezibuzh, the grandson of the Baal Shem Tov. While they were at the table together, Reb Baruch asked his guest to retell a story of the Baal Shem Tov. This is the story he told.
Continue reading How A Simple Jew Saved A Town By His Pure Tehillim
In the days of the Baal Shem Tov, a certain Jewish community was once decreed to be destroyed, G-d forbid.
Two weeks before Rosh Hashana in 1734, when he turned 36, Reb Yisrael, the Baal Shem Tov, was revealed as a holy man and the leader of the Chassidic movement.
In honor of my dear father’s a’h birthday 3rd Cheshvan, whose MM stories are the inspiration for these stories.
The Baal Shem Tov would visit a certain village annually where he would be the guest of a certain rich man who lived in this city.