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Posted on: March 22nd, 2012Judaism → Columns → Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
The popularity of the rise of chassidus did not go unnoticed by those who did not share the same allegiance. As long as the movement was limited to the commoner and isolated in a few pockets of Poland no one perceived it as a threat. But all of this had changed by 1772.
Posted on: February 15th, 2012Judaism → Columns → Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
Baruch, from the village of Radovitz, was a sharecropper who barely eked out a living. His income was at the mercy of the infamously cruel Poritz, who owned the Radovitz environs.
Posted on: January 20th, 2012Judaism → Columns → Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
Reb Elimelech M’Lizhensk was considered one of the finest students of the Baal Shem Tov’s successor, the Maggid MiMezretch. When the Maggid passed away, his disciples gathered for the funeral and then had to decide who would succeed their master.
Posted on: December 21st, 2011Judaism → Columns → Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
Wherever the two holy brothers went on their self-imposed exile they generated a spirit of repentance. Their standard routine was to admonish themselves out loud for their supposed crimes, when in fact their “sins” were precisely the ones that the villager within earshot needed to rectify.
Posted on: November 24th, 2011Judaism → Columns → Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
The parents of Reb Elimelech M’Lizhensk, Eliezer Lipman and his pious wife, Mirish, emanated from families that could trace their lineage all the way back to Rashi, Rav Yochanan Hasandlar of Talmudic fame and even King David. They lived in the townlet of Lapachi, not far from Tiktin.
Posted on: October 19th, 2011Judaism → Columns → Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
Just when it seemed that the Jews could never recover from the ruinous events of the 17th and 18th centuries, their plight was worsened yet, by even heavier taxes imposed by the Polish government.
Posted on: July 11th, 2007Judaism → Columns → Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
Whereas Salek's father's appearance was rather modern for that period - sporting only a short beard, just like his cousins - his grandfather, Avrohom Orenstein, had a flowing beard and wore a shtreimel on Shabbos.
Posted on: June 6th, 2007Judaism → Columns → Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
The shtetl of Apt would rise early every weekday morning when the men would rush to one of the houses of prayer, better known as shteiblech.
Posted on: May 16th, 2007Judaism → Columns → Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
In preparation for Shabbos, Salik Orenstein's (our protagonist, and through his eyes and his memoir are we viewing the shtetl) mother baked challos.
Posted on: April 18th, 2007Judaism → Columns → Chodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller
Over a year ago, I suggested that our knowledge of the Holocaust was limited because of our familiarity with only a few, well-known stories from that period.
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