Pressing close to the cage, the Ibn Ezra shouted the words, “Shema Yisrael…”
“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.”
“It isn’t the work,” said Eliezer. “I want to learn our holy Torah.”
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.”
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!
“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.
Know that from. the day I began to recite the holy name of God, I have always loved Shabbos
And so the enemy burst into the Sanctuary and set up a stand on the Temple Mount.
By means of a clever pretext, they succeeded in getting Rabi Yitzhak aboard a ship and sailed it down the river.
When the young man awoke, he did not know where he was. As he looked around, the princess looked out and saw him.
One winter morning a terrible blizzard raged, the weather dropped to below zero, and the woman became desperately ill.
Entering the city he visited the cattle market and saw two parei adumah untouched by any harness.
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.
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.
One of the greatest opponents was a certain wealthy man who did all that he could to make life difficult for Rav Naftali.
Do you wonder at times what possible purpose some little insect might have for being?
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.
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 was born the day that the Baal Shem Tov passed away, on the holiday of Shavuos, in the year 5520
Certainly, the Jewish leader, even more than the layman, must have his answers and explanations ready at all times
“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.’’
“You speak foolishly, daughter, how is it possible for a man who has not eaten for 10 years to live?”
With enthusiasm, zemiros that had been purposefully collected for the evening were chanted.
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.
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.