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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?

Love Of Fellow Jews

He was so persuasive that he managed to convince the landlord. The prisoner was ordered freed.

The Family Satan

When word reached the Jewish community they began to tremble. They knew only too well the meaning of the king’s threat.

Despises A Liar

The Magid Reb Pinchas of Kuritz despised falsehood and haughtiness and he loved honesty. He would usually say, “Arise very early in the morning...

Stories Of Pesach

No, I will not go home until this house is repaired and made fit for people to live in. Are these people any worse than me?

The Patience Of Hillel

When Shammai heard these words he was deeply hurt and was sure that the man had come only to offend and mock him.

Hillel HaZakein

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

A Jester Saved The Jews

The story goes back over 150 years to the days of Catherine the Great, who ruled all of Russia with a firm but fair hand.

HaMelech Moshe (Continued from last week)

With cries of joyful anticipation, the soldiers ran for the storks and climbed on their horses.

HaMelech Moshe

Nikanos now turned to the south side only to meet a terrible disaster as the hordes of snakes and scorpions wreaked havoc on his foot soldiers.

Answering The Doubters

The fact is that people create idols out of many things and it is literally impossible to destroy them without destroying the whole world.

The Story Of Chanukah (Continued from last week)

Yehudis understood that her only hope lay in her willingness to risk her very life.

The Story Of Chanukah (continued from last week)

Many long hours were spent carefully planning for the Greek attack. Finally, all that could be done was done and the city waited tensely for the Greek hordes to come.

The History Of Chanukah (continued from last week)

Mattisyahu knew that Antiochus would be enraged when he heard what had happened, so he and his sons fled to the Judean Hills.

The Story Of Chanukah

In the end, the kingdom was divided into three main parts and the tiny kingdom of Judea fell to the Syrian-Greeks.

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