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Posted on: January 2nd, 2012Kidz → Midrash Stories
King Ptolemy of Egypt had heard that the Jews possessed the Torah, the five books of Moshe, which contained much wisdom and excellent laws. He desired to have this Torah translated into Greek so that he, too, might learn its contents.
Posted on: December 5th, 2011Kidz → Midrash Stories
From the descendants of Sancherev, a heathen King of Ashur who attempted to destroy Yerushalayim, arose great teachers in Israel — Shemayah and Avtalyon.
Posted on: November 16th, 2011Kidz → Midrash Stories
Our Sages tell the story of a very rich man, who as he grew old began to worry about his future.
Posted on: November 12th, 2011Kidz → Midrash Stories
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the struggle between chassidim and their opponents, the misnagdim, reached its peak. In many cases, chassidim were barred from areas where the misnagdim were the majority. Certainly it was unheard of for a city to choose a chassidic adherent as its rav.
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