Continue reading The Power of Tehilim
The young rabbi was appointed as a Dayan – judge – to adjudicate cases of Jewish law in the religious court in Be’er Sheva, Israel. He was a distinguished scholar and the youngest Dayan in all of Israel.
Continue reading The Last Drop
Many years ago, in the time when the Holy Temple, the Beit Hamikdosh, stood, there lived in Jerusalem, two storekeepers named Rabbi Elazar Ben Tzadok and Abba Shaul Ben Botnit.
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 The Young Man’s knowledge
Once Rabbi Chiya and Rabbi Yossi were traveling to collect Tzedakah for a holy cause. As the sun was beginning to set, they came upon an inn and decided to spend the night there.
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 Rabbi’s Confession
In Leipnik there lived a Jew by the name of Yossel who earned a meager livelihood by peddling merchandise among the surrounding villages. As he was preparing one day to set out with his humble wares, he saw how downcast his wife looked and asked her what was bothering her.
Continue reading The Brocho That Didn’t Make Sense
Naglar was a Jewish landowner, had owned a huge alcohol tank on his property, which was nine feet tall. One of the nearby gentile farmers dreamed about access to the tank. His mind was made up – come what may he would find a way to steal some of the whiskey. Stealthily, he made his way to the alcohol tank and set up a tall ladder by it. He climbed up and as he reached the top and leaned over, he lost his balance and fell into the alcohol tank and drowned.
Continue reading Reb Yisrael Of Skoli Austria
During the Hungarian revolution against Austria, in the year 1848, the chasid Reb Yisrael from the town of Skoli, Austria, was in the city of Debrecen in Hungary for business purposes. At that time, the city of Debrecen was in the hands of the Hungarian rebels. Thus, R’ Yisrael was forced to remain in Debrecen against his will.
Continue reading The Last Words Of Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech of Dinov*
It was with heavy hearts that a group of senior Chasidim assembled in the home of their master and teacher, Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech of Dinov*, the “Bnei Yissaschar”.
Their Rebbe had fallen ill, and it was understood that his moments were numbered. They joined his children and grandchildren to be with him in his closing hours of physical life and perhaps hear some final instruction from their mentor and guide.
Continue reading R’ Shmelke of Nikolsburg*
The holy R’ Shmelke of Nikolsburg* conducted himself in the path of Chassidut.
The townsfolk of Nikolsburg were not Chassidim and they disapproved of the seemingly odd behavior of their community rabbi, Reb Shmelke, who was a Chassidic Rebbe. The most prominent members of the community, therefore, called a meeting and decided to dismiss him. They instructed the Shammash (beadle) to inform the rabbi of their decision. This Shammash was a simple fellow, though honest and upright. He asked them why they had suddenly decided to do such a thing?