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.
A villager had married his daughter to a Chasidic scholar. After the initial period of adjustment to married life, the young son in law began to leave home from time to time to visit his Rebbe for Shabbos.
It was the custom of Reb Menachem Mendel of Liska* (father of the tzadik Reb Naftali of Ropshitz)) to sign his letters with his name and follow it with the epithet, ohev Yisroel – the lover of Jews. Continue reading R’ M”M of Liska