Continue reading All About Rabbi Aryeh Levin*
“My grandfather lived in one small room on the street that now bears his name. In my teens I was privileged to stay with him there during several summers when I came to Israel. It was then that I decided to try to emulate him in every way I could.
Continue reading How The Bobover Rebbe Stopped The Attacks On Him
Rabbi Yitzchak Zilberstein relates about the previous Bobover Rebbe, Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam*, that he was a wellspring of sensitivity for all Jews.
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 Rabbi Herschel Schacter* Helps A Jew Come Back To His Roots
Rabbi Herschel Schacter* was a prominent American Rabbi with a distinguished career in the rabbinate and in public Jewish life. During WWII, he was a chaplain in the third Army’s VIII Corps and was the first US Army Chaplain to participate in the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp shortly after it had been liberated by General George S. Patton’s troops on April 11, 1945.
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.
Continue reading How Rabbi Meir Of Premishlan Helped A Fellow Jew
Rabbi Meir of Premishlan* was such a holy person that many other holy men in their own right came to seek his advice and blessing.
Reb Yitzchak Eizik was adamant. No matter what the circumstances, he would NOT desecrate the holy Shabbos! His friends could not believe what they were hearing. “This is impossible,” they said to him.
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.
Reb Eliezer of Dzikov, the son of Reb Naftali of Ropshitz, dreamt once that he was being shown to the Garden of Eden.
Young Yisrolik loved to learn Torah. In fact, he quickly mastered all that his teachers had to offer him and instead spent his time learning alone in the town shul, often till late at night. Continue reading Young Yisrolik Loved To Learn…