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How To Reprimand

26 Adar 5775 – March 16, 2015
But the words would penetrate their hearts and each would say to himself: “But I, too, am doing this terrible thing.” In this way Reb Elimelech would inspire the people to teshuvah.

Rav Elimelech and His Horses

18 Adar 5775 – March 9, 2015
“I will tell you,” replied the rav. “I am very puzzled at why you suddenly desire to honor me and have me as your guest. What quality do you find in me that is new and worthy of merit?

The True World’s Righteousness

12 Adar 5775 – March 2, 2015
“I wanted you to have a taste of the cold,” answered Rav Chaim. “This way, you too can feel the intense cold and realize the suffering of this man and his wife, who are now residing in a bitterly cold house.”

The Downtrodden People

2 Adar 5775 – February 20, 2015
“Don’t worry,” said the king, “what could it be worth, two or three talents of gold? I’ll give you ten talents of gold, so you can forget about it.”

Shmuel HaKatan

28 Shevat 5775 – February 16, 2015
Shmuel HaKatan shook his head and said: “No, what happened here today is a sign not of great love. On the contrary, it is a bad omen.”

Humility

21 Shevat 5775 – February 9, 2015
The arguments, however, could never appease his wife and one Thursday she came to him for money to purchase food for Shabbos.

Outwitting The Dishonest Innkeeper

14 Shevat 5775 – February 2, 2015
He walked out of the room, making sure to leave the door ajar so that the two litigants could hear his voice.

The Stingy Host

4 Shevat 5775 – January 23, 2015
Don’t you know Avraham, the famous dry goods merchant, who lives near the lake in a big mansion?

He Made Them Deaf

26 Tevet 5775 – January 16, 2015
“What could I do? Your wife is hard of hearing,” whispered the poor woman barely able to talk.

Outwitting The Rich Wine Dealer

19 Tevet 5775 – January 9, 2015
“I would appreciate if you could give me some pointers on how to improve my wine,” said the wine merchant eagerly.

The Life Of A Jester

11 Tevet 5775 – January 2, 2015
“And what was your grandfather’s name?” asked the visitor. “The same as my name,” replied the child.

Never Told A Lie

8 Tevet 5775 – December 29, 2014
The trial was the next day and he hadn’t as yet told the family what he would do.

The Earthquake (Conclusion)

24 Kislev 5775 – December 15, 2014
The man was overjoyed to see his benefactor and gave them food and water besides shelter and safety.

The Earthquake (Part Three)

17 Kislev 5775 – December 8, 2014
Because of this I wandered about and found friends in similar situations who were also unhappy and I began to hang out with them.

The Greatness Of Charity

15 Heshvan 5775 – November 7, 2014
While he slept, he dreamed of Eliyahu HaNavi, who was trying to awaken him from his sleep.

The Convert

1 Heshvan 5775 – October 24, 2014
He lacked for nothing materialistic and could have lived the rest of his life, had he chosen to, in the luxury and laziness that dominated the Roman upper class life.

The Esrogim

18 Tishri 5775 – October 12, 2014
When the soldiers heard this they exclaimed happily: “You mean this is the sacred Jewish fruit? Hurry, get on the horse. You are coming with us to the palace.”

The Shofar Signal To G-d

1 Tishri 5775 – September 24, 2014
Dug out beneath his bunk was a little chest which he guarded with his very life. It contained a small Sefer Torah, miniature size, but kosher, and a shofar.

Shlomo HaMelech and The Three Brothers

11 Elul 5774 – September 5, 2014
“You can have your choice,” said the wise king. “You can choose to take this gold, 100 pieces each, or I can give you each three pieces of advice.”

Stories About Tzedakkah

27 Av 5774 – August 22, 2014
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.”

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