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7 Kislev 5775 – November 28, 2014
28 Heshvan 5775 – November 21, 2014
25 Heshvan 5775 – November 17, 2014
7 Heshvan 5775 – October 31, 2014

Deserting His Classification

9 Tishri 5775 – October 2, 2014
Now let me ask you, what would happen to an infantryman if he deserted his regiment and went to serve in the cavalry? He would be court-martialed, wouldn’t he?”

The Man Who Forgot G-d

25 Elul 5774 – September 19, 2014
So began a marvelous period of good fortune. He invested the twenty-four gold pieces in many types of businesses and everything his hand touched turned to gold.

The Ibn Ezra And The Wild Man

18 Elul 5774 – September 12, 2014
Pressing close to the cage, the Ibn Ezra shouted the words, “Shema Yisrael…”

Rabi Eliezer Ben Hurkones

4 Elul 5774 – August 29, 2014
“It isn’t the work,” said Eliezer. “I want to learn our holy Torah.”

The Sinning City

20 Av 5774 – August 15, 2014
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!

A Letter From Shabbos To The Ibn Ezra

5 Av 5774 – August 1, 2014
Know that from. the day I began to recite the holy name of God, I have always loved Shabbos

Rashi – Rav Shlomo Yitzchaki

21 Tammuz 5774 – July 18, 2014
By means of a clever pretext, they succeeded in getting Rabi Yitzhak aboard a ship and sailed it down the river.

G-d’s Helper

7 Tammuz 5774 – July 4, 2014
One winter morning a terrible blizzard raged, the weather dropped to below zero, and the woman became desperately ill.

The Chassidim Of Germany

23 Sivan 5774 – June 20, 2014
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.

More Stories About Rav Naftali Of Ropshitz

9 Sivan 5774 – June 6, 2014
One of the greatest opponents was a certain wealthy man who did all that he could to make life difficult for Rav Naftali.

Rav Naftali Of Ropshitz

24 Iyyar 5774 – May 23, 2014
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.

Rav Naftali Of Ropshitz

10 Iyyar 5774 – May 9, 2014
Rav Naftali was born the day that the Baal Shem Tov passed away, on the holiday of Shavuos, in the year 5520

Succeeds Halfway

18 Nisan 5774 – April 17, 2014
“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.’’

In The Ghetto Of Worms

5 Nisan 5774 – April 4, 2014
With enthusiasm, zemiros that had been purposefully collected for the evening were chanted.

The First Departure

27 Adar II 5774 – March 28, 2014
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

18 Adar II 5774 – March 20, 2014
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.

A Jester Saved The Jews

6 Adar II 5774 – March 7, 2014
But not everyone is destined to taste of the fruit of this world and to enjoy its vintage. Among the inhabitants of this town lived a poor man, Nachumka.

The Terrible Decree

25 Adar I 5774 – February 24, 2014
The Jewish people are hardly strangers to persecution and tyranny. When we hear of the complaints of other peoples, we smile bitterly and wonder: What do they know of persecution? What do they know of tragedy and bitterness? We are a people who have experienced oppression for centuries and have drunk deeply of the bitter cup of woe.

The Love For Israel

8 Adar I 5774 – February 7, 2014
There was once a tzaddik from Poland, Reb Velveli, who decided to settle in Eretz Yisrael. The land was poor and inhabited by very few people, but he and his wife had such love for the land that they were willing to suffer privation and hunger just to be one of its citizens.

Will Moshiach Be A Chassid?

24 Shevat 5774 – January 24, 2014
The stories concerning Rav Naftali of Ropshitz are quite numerous and reveal his sharp biting wit. Rav Naftali was often persecuted and sneered at by misnagdim but the sharp mind with which he was blessed always served him in good stead in finding proper answers.

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