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.
“Lag Baomer 5744 (1984). I was a young man recently married and going to Kolel (advanced study program for young married men). This year, the committee which organized the Lag Baomer Parade, asked a number of Kolel yungeleit (young people) to help out.
“Hmm, what’s this,” my mother commented as she looked into the mirror one morning. “Is that a bump on my neck!?”
Reb Mordechai Dubin’s* house and office were always filled with throngs of people seeking his help and together with his secretaries, he would tend to each one’s needs.
Every year, on erev (the day before) Pesach, the Rebbe would personally distribute matzah to the Chassidim.
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.
“It was erev Pesach morning and I received a phone call from an eleven year old Russian boy who also lived in Akron, Ohio near me.