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Galus Mitzrayim: The First Departure

A few stragglers managed to stagger back to Mitzrayim where they told the whole tragic story.

The Rich Who Appear As Poor

The agent, watching his behavior, thought to himself, “Could this man, who appears so poor, have so much oil to sell? Surely the people in town were making fun of me.”

Deserving Of The Future World

Rav Chaim gave him wine to drink and sat him near the fire to thaw out. He then gave him a meal and prepared a bed for him to sleep in.

The Chofetz Chaim

The Chofetz Chaim, the great Rav Yisroel Meir HaCohen, was known throughout the world for his scholarship and understanding of human nature, and as...


When the Almighty saw the man’s struggles, He took pity on him and told Eliyahu Hanavi to give him four zuzim (coins).

The Chofetz Chaim

One of the tasks of great Torah leaders is to inspire their students to go out into the Jewish community and fight for the observance of Torah and mitzvos.

Caring For Humanity

Thank G-d, I was sitting by the window when you came in and I was able to save you from sin.

Rav Zvi Hirsch Of Rimanov

When he was not yet 10 years old, tragedy struck and he lost both his parents. Alone in the world, he was fortunate to have a cousin, Reb David of Tarnow, who took him in.

The Exile Of Rabi Shimon Bar Yochai

Rabi Yosi heard all this in silence but Rabi Shimon was constrained to answer.

The Dynasty Of Mezerich

The bereaved woman felt that some punishment was due her and she appealed to the rabbanim to punish her.

The Greatest Student

Rav Yosef Hochgelanter was the rav of the city of Zamushet. He was a great scholar and the author of Mishnas Chachamim. When he...

A Torah-Sharpened Mind

No, it is not so, I am an honest and God-fearing Jew. Because of this I returned your lost wallet to you. If you do not wish to give me the reward I gladly waive all right to it. I only ask that you do not accuse me falsely.

The Unmerciful Doctor

I’ll pay you whether you cure her or kill her, shouted the loyal husband.

The Golden Leg

Rabi Chanina prayed and suddenly the room became brilliantly lit and a huge hand appeared and snatched the golden leg and disappeared with it.

Maggid Of Kozienice Rav Yisroel ben Shabbethai

The simple man was very impressed with these stories and the following morning he told his wife that he was preparing a sumptuous feast for erev Yom Kippur.

Willing To Be Insulted

Not only did Rav Avraham give tzedakah himself, but he also sought to get others to give as well.

Not The Correct Charity

With that type of charity you shouldn’t come unto G-d. It is not sufficient; you must also try to help other poor people.

The Power Of Truth

The man was still unconvinced, but he went to the room he rented and hoped that Rabi Shimon was correct.

The Son Who Meant Well

When Rav saw that his wife was serving him what he really wanted, he was amazed and constantly surprised.

Stingy Townspeople

He then complained to the emperor that the Jews were rebelling against him.

The Watered Milk

I am warning you that as of now, if you do not sell 100 percent pure milk, without water added, I will declare an issur, a ban, upon you all, and no Jew will partake of your milk.

The Wedding

The groom was happy about the fulfillment of the pledge and the wedding ceremony was held. They danced and made merry the entire night.

Rav Eliyahu Chaim Maizel

I will stop by your place of business tomorrow and you can give me some money at that time.

Suspecting The Innocent

It appeared that she and her husband were getting a divorce and a sum of money was in dispute, which she now turned over to the rav for safekeeping.

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