“Suddenly the Baal Shem Tov looked out of the window and exclaimed, ‘We too have a spiritual soul to save! Hurry get the coach and horses ready – we have a journey to make.’
The yearning of man is to do kindness’ refers to the fact that all people, especially the poor, want to do good deeds.
How is it possible that the two contradictory events, happiness and tragedy, evoke the same reaction?
Both giants of Torah rose higher and higher in the intellectual battle, each one asking and the other answering.
He would often ask: “Why is it that all the tractates of the Talmud begin with page two and not page one?”
Why does your G-d grow angry at the idolaters? Is it not more logical for Him to pour out His wrath upon the idols themselves?
Whatever the heathens have made has not been for the good of the world but only for their own pleasures.
Ordering his servants to take Moshe out of the pit, he had him brought to his home, where he was bathed and given fresh clothing.
A few stragglers managed to stagger back to Mitzrayim where they told the whole tragic story.
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.”
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 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).
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.
Thank G-d, I was sitting by the window when you came in and I was able to save you from sin.
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.
Rabi Yosi heard all this in silence but Rabi Shimon was constrained to answer.
The bereaved woman felt that some punishment was due her and she appealed to the rabbanim to punish her.
Rav Yosef Hochgelanter was the rav of the city of Zamushet. He was a great scholar and the author of Mishnas Chachamim. When he...
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.
I’ll pay you whether you cure her or kill her, shouted the loyal husband.
Rabi Chanina prayed and suddenly the room became brilliantly lit and a huge hand appeared and snatched the golden leg and disappeared with it.
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.
Not only did Rav Avraham give tzedakah himself, but he also sought to get others to give as well.