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The Ibn Ezra And The Wild Man

Pressing close to the cage, the Ibn Ezra shouted the words, “Shema Yisrael…”

Shlomo HaMelech and The Three Brothers

“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.”

Rabi Eliezer Ben Hurkones

“It isn’t the work,” said Eliezer. “I want to learn our holy Torah.”

Stories About Tzedakkah

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.”

The Sinning City

In their perverted justice they also declared the following law: Anyone who was injured by another so that blood flowed from his wound, was compelled to pay his attacker since he bled him!

Charity Saves

“When I asked why she cried so much she said she came from a very religious home and feared she would be sold to a non-Jew and forced to convert.

A Letter From Shabbos To The Ibn Ezra

Know that from. the day I began to recite the holy name of God, I have always loved Shabbos

Destruction

And so the enemy burst into the Sanctuary and set up a stand on the Temple Mount.

Rashi – Rav Shlomo Yitzchaki

By means of a clever pretext, they succeeded in getting Rabi Yitzhak aboard a ship and sailed it down the river.

The Bashert

When the young man awoke, he did not know where he was. As he looked around, the princess looked out and saw him.

G-d’s Helper

One winter morning a terrible blizzard raged, the weather dropped to below zero, and the woman became desperately ill.

Im Yirtzeh Hashem

Entering the city he visited the cattle market and saw two parei adumah untouched by any harness.

The Chassidim Of Germany

Crowded into their ghettos and suffering legal disabilities that make today’s claims of discriminations pale into insignificance, the German Jews suffered poverty and wretchedness.

No Evil For Good

Every night he would go out in the darkness and dig for hours until the waters began to rise, and watering places for the weary and thirsty came into being.

More Stories About Rav Naftali Of Ropshitz

One of the greatest opponents was a certain wealthy man who did all that he could to make life difficult for Rav Naftali.

The Wonder Of G-d’s World

Do you wonder at times what possible purpose some little insect might have for being?

Rav Naftali Of Ropshitz

The two fathers began to discuss the terms and naturally, they were astounded to find that each one assumed that the other would give double.

Rabi Shimon Bar Yochai

Twelve years went by until Eliyahu HaNavi came to the entrance of the cave and exclaimed, “The Roman emperor has died and all of his decrees have become void. You are no longer under a death sentence.”

Rav Naftali Of Ropshitz

Rav Naftali was born the day that the Baal Shem Tov passed away, on the holiday of Shavuos, in the year 5520

Answering The Doubters

Certainly, the Jewish leader, even more than the layman, must have his answers and explanations ready at all times

Succeeds Halfway

“The mitzvah of drawing water for the baking of the matzah for the Seder comes only once a year. I do not care to share it with a horse.’’

Moshe’s Staff

“You speak foolishly, daughter, how is it possible for a man who has not eaten for 10 years to live?”

In The Ghetto Of Worms

With enthusiasm, zemiros that had been purposefully collected for the evening were chanted.

The First Departure

Bnei Yisrael marched out of Mitzrayim with a mighty hand under their great leader Moshe. This was not, however, their first attempt to escape from Mitzrayim and return to the land that G-d had promised their fathers.

The Power Of Truth

Rabi Pinchas’ piety and honesty were known far and wide. He would often say, “Even though our Sages (Yevamot 65b) declared that to preserve the peace, a person may change his words to fit the situation, I will never utter a false word regardless of the consequences.” If he heard that one of his followers had uttered a false word, he would expel him from his presence.

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