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The Chasam Sofer

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?

The Civil War Against The Maccabees

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

Rav Yonason Eybeschutz

By the time Yonason was four years old he already knew Sefer Bereshis by heart.

The Chofetz Chaim

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?”

Despises A Liar

‘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.’

The Honesty Of The Congregation

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.

The Dynasty Of Mezerich

As the cantor began to chant the Eichah Rebbe Avraham began to wail bitterly, and then, putting his head between his knees, was silent.

Righteousness And Charity

That fall he harvested the crops and stored them in a warehouse. He did this for seven years.

B’Yom Tzom Kippur

Is There A Drunk In Here? One Yom Kippur Eve, as the sun began to set and the congregation prepared to say Kol Nidrei, everyone...

Days Of Awe

There lived in his time a Ukrainian Jew who had strayed from the path of Torah.

The Chofetz Chaim

The poor farmer was thunderstruck and mortified. He ran back to the Chofetz Chaim and fell on his knees before the tzaddik, his eyes filled with tears.

The Death Of Shimon HaTzaddik

“Every year when I do the service in the Kodesh HaKedashim I behold a figure, that of an old man – an angel – who is always dressed in white and who enters and leaves with me.

The Bread

The sages asked them, “Why are you unwilling to instruct others?”

Shimon HaTzaddik

Shimon HaTzaddik was appalled that the young man had become a nazir knowing that his hair would be cut.

Never Embarrass A Person

“Let us ask that gentleman to explain this difficult passage to us,” they said to one another.

The Importance Of Kiddush

Her deed found great favor in the eyes of the Almighty and He sent blessings on the work of her hands so that she became wealthy.

The Strong Belief In G-d

On the third day, while waiting outside, they again heard a noise from the room.

The Ring Was Worth More

“What!” she cried. “Didn’t you know that the ring contained an expensive diamond, which was worth a lot of money?”

The King Questions The Sages (Continued from last week)

Ptolemy, King of Egypt, had requested that 72 sages be sent to his country to translate the Torah. They were wined and dined and...

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 Translation Of The Torah

Aristeas remained in Jerusalem viewing the sights. He was honored by being permitted to view the kohanim doing the avodah in the Beis HaMikdash.

Haughtiness And Knowledge

“Greetings to you,” they called out, “will you be kind enough to give us a blessing?”

Rav Yaakov Loberbaum

“In Chad Gadya we find that the shochet kills the ox and is immediately killed in turn by the Malach HaMaves.

The Miracle Of Birth

His fifth stage of life starts when he is 18 years of age. He is then compared to a mule.

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.

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