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…
Before he left this world, Reb Shlomo of Karlin told his disciples that after his passing they should visit Reb Mordechai of Neshchiz and accept him as their Rebbe. Continue reading R’ Shlomo Of Karlin…
Once the two Tzaddikim, R’ Yaacov Yosef of Polonye, the “Toldos“, and Reb Nachman of Horodenka, were travelling to Mezhibuzh to spend Shabbos with their Rebbe, the Ba’al ShemTov.