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An Expensive Agreement (Continued from last week)

It was only worth a few marks, but you had no money for it and you said that if I gave it to you, you would give me all the money you would eventually have over 10,000 marks.

The Translation Of The Torah (continued from last week)

The first question the king asked was, “What shall a king do to make his rule successful so that he can reign all of his life in peace and happiness?”

The Legend Of Rabbi Hershele’s Wife

The fair closed and spring turned into summer and the peddler never came to call for his sack. The rebbetzin soon forgot about it.

The Last Day Of David HaMelech

To his amazement and disappointment, however, David HaMelech showed not the slightest indication of stopping for even a moment.

Always Give A Person The Benefit Of The Doubt

Chazal taught: He who judges his associates (in questionable acts) with favor will be judged with favor from Above.

The Civil War Against The Maccabees

Encouraged by those words, the judges ordered the slave to stand trial for murder.

Stories About Tzedakkah

He followed her advice and, before departing, the rabbanim offered him a bracha. “Aba Yudin, may the Lord return your wealth, for all the kind deeds you do.”

Im Yirtzeh Hashem

Entering the city he visited the cattle market and saw two parei adumah untouched by any harness.

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...

Daniel In The Lion’s Den

After the death of Balshazzar, Darius the Medean became king of Babylon. He appointed 120 governors to rule over his provinces and over them he appointed three presidents, and over them he appointed Daniel. The king admired the wisdom of Daniel and this evoked jealousy and enmity among all the ministers who sought to find fault with him. But Daniel was too honest and wise.

The Great Civil War

After the Chasmonaim defeated the Greeks their descendants assumed the throne of Eretz Yisrael and ruled over Bnei Yisrael. In the first years of their reign, they followed the path of Hashem and He was good to them.

Hillel HaZakein

His wife being the prototype of an aishes chayil hurried and diligently prepared a truly delicious meal, fit for the finest table.

The Miracles Of The Ramban

Rabi Moshe ben Nachman, widely known as the Ramban was born in the year 1194 in the town of Gurunda, Catalina. He became famous as a great scholar and sage and wrote interpreta­tions on the Torah and on many Gemaras, and authored many seforim, which are revered to this day. The Ramban was also a philosopher and a physician and his ser­vices were in great demand.

The Greatest Treasure Of All

“Wisdom is better than rubies, and all things desirable are not to be compared unto her” (Proverbs 8:2). Rabi Aha explained in the name of Rabi Tanchuma ben Rabi Chiya: “My desirable things and your desirable things are not to be compared to her.”

Rabbi Chaim Tzanzer

He would often ask: “Why is it that all the tractates of the Talmud begin with page two and not page one?”

Rav Moshe M’Sasov

The woman felt relieved and she departed, thanking him profusely.

The Wisdom Of Yerushalayim

The inhabitants of Yerushalayim were exceptionally clever. Rabi Chuna said in the name of Rabi Yose, “Wherever this Yerushalmi went in the provinces, they arranged a seat of honor for him to sit upon in order to listen to his wisdom.”

The Beginning Of Anti-Semitism

The story of Bnei Yisrael in the land of Mitzrayim is a tale that has become tragically repetitive in the history of our people. It is the story of a land which allows Jews to enter, and devote their talents and energies to building it up land and making it strong, only to have the ungrateful inhabitants turn on them through jealousy and greed.

The Love Of A Parent

The young woman was stunned at her father’s words and her heart was filled with bitterness at this apparent ill will.

The Earthquake (Part III)

As Zemira threw herself (and her infant), into the path of the king’s carriage, the crowd shrieked. Hastily, the driver reined the horses up sharply, and the hoofs of the lead horse stopped barely inches from where she lay.

Who Bought The Romans To Israel?

If you were to ask the average Jew who destroyed the Bais HaMikdash and who sent the Jewish people into galus, he would instantly answer, “The Romans.”

Rabban Yochanan Ben Zakai

The great Rabban Yochanan Ben Zakai was once asked by a student, “Rebbe, I have a question which has puzzled me for some time. We find in the Torah a law concerning an eved Ivri, a Hebrew slave. He serves for six years and at the end of that time he may go free. Should he refuse, however, saying that he likes his master and prefers to remain with him, the tribunal takes him and makes a hole in his ear as a punishment.”

Outwitting The Dishonest Innkeeper

He walked out of the room, making sure to leave the door ajar so that the two litigants could hear his voice.

The Life Of A Jester

“And what was your grandfather’s name?” asked the visitor. “The same as my name,” replied the child.

Midrash and Talmud

Man is seldom satisfied with his life. Even when he has done great things, amassed vast amounts of wealth and achieved great fame, he still yearns for more and his soul is not fulfilled. "No man dies with even half of his ambition fulfil­led," say Chazal.

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