“With either of these two plans you can keep the Children of Israel in Egypt forever.”
The man vehemently proclaimed his innocence, but the loser would not hear of it.
The king felt bad and he tried to argue against such a harsh verdict being meted out to so prominent a man as Daniel.
“I am your king, you fool!” he cried.
The king ordered the three brought before him and asked, “Is it true you do not worship my image?”
G-d gave Daniel and his companions knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom, and to Daniel, especially he gave understanding of all visions and dreams.
You are called both sons and servants. When you carry out the desires of the Omnipresent, you are called ‘sons.’ When you do not carry out the desires of the Omnipresent, you are called, ‘servants.’
Noticing the bearded Abarbanel in the coach, the Jew felt relieved as he entered the coach.
When Catherine annexed the city of Shklob, she appointed a general to govern as a reward for the many heroic campaigns he fought on her behalf.
Oh, wise man, I have had a dream.
“No, I am just passing through,” replied Hershel, “and I wanted to see how the wine business prospered in this city.”
Suddenly a thought entered his mind. Of course, that was the way. It could yet save their lives.
“Did you not read the proclamation requesting that the restoration of the jewelry be made within 30 days?”
It happened that Reb Moshe was once staying at an inn, together with a great scholar who was a misnaged.
And as he shouted, he began running toward the startled thief, who stood petrified and uncomprehending.
How could he violate the sanctity of the holiest day of the year by carrying money and a staff on the day he knew to be Yom Kippur?
The Gaon Rabi Yaakov, known throughout Europe as the Dubno Maggid, was a brilliant orator and scholar. He was never at a loss for...
The merchant realized he had done something wrong by nearly causing the holy rav to commit a sin, so he was crestfallen as he took the box and departed.
The communal leader hesitated for a moment because the total amount was very large and what would he do if he found it impossible to pay later?
Encouraged by those words, the judges ordered the slave to stand trial for murder.
By the time Yonason was four years old he already knew Sefer Bereshis by heart.
The farmer was amazed. “The great Chofetz Chaim! Just wait till I tell people in my village that I saw him. Tell me, where was he sitting?”
‘Look at that hypocrite; he does not have a kosher home. He eats treif, it is a mitzvah to complain about him to the government.’
In front of all the people, the traveler gave the rav the money and he went away perfectly confident that his treasure was in good hands.
As the cantor began to chant the Eichah Rebbe Avraham began to wail bitterly, and then, putting his head between his knees, was silent.