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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.

The Terrible Decree

Who can count the number who died? Who can number those who succumbed to the tortures and embraced Christianity in order to escape the pain and suffering?

The Virtues Of Charity

Three days later the man died. The following week his son had a dream in which he saw his father in a very happy frame of mind.

Honor Your Father And Mother

Making sure he did not awaken his father, he returned to the room where the sages sat and said, I am afraid that I cannot sell you the gem.

Yearning For Torah

The question bothered him very much and he decided to go to the town square where all the poor were gathered and ask them.

The Wonderful Diamond

Going to the Bais HaMikdash, Yosef Ben Yoezer’s son showed the magnificent diamond to the Kohanim. They were stunned by its brilliance and beauty and could hardly speak.

The Greatest Treasure Of All

In the middle of the voyage, a terrible storm arose and the ship began to sink. They all barely managed to scramble aboard a lifeboat.

The Intricacies Of The Torah

Rabi Yochanan immediately dismounted from the mule, wrapped himself in his tallis and sat down on a stone beneath an olive tree.

Answers To His Right Name

Rav Hershel was perplexed. While he could tell from the fine features and behavior of the merchant that he was the true merchant and being victimized by a scoundrel, he had no proof.

His Prayers Answered Through Charity

The bidding reached the sum of 500 rubles. When the bidding stopped at this figure the shammos announced an anonymous bid to top it.

The Power Of Prayer

Why does one escape death and the other does not? Because one prayed and was answered and the other prayed and was not answered. Why was one answered and the other not?

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