As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: November 28th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
Time passed and Zemira gave birth to a son but not even this could awaken Avinadav from his melancholy.
Posted on: November 21st, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
Yonadav was greatly impressed at the vast sums of money the young man had in his possessions.
Posted on: November 17th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
“I do nothing worthwhile,” he modestly replied and refused to discuss any of his deeds. For the man was a very modest and humble person.
Posted on: October 31st, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
“I’ll pay you whether you cure her or kill her,” shouted the loyal husband.
Posted on: October 2nd, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
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?”
Posted on: September 19th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
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.
Posted on: September 12th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
Pressing close to the cage, the Ibn Ezra shouted the words, “Shema Yisrael…”
Posted on: August 29th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
“It isn’t the work,” said Eliezer. “I want to learn our holy Torah.”
Posted on: August 15th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
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!
Posted on: August 1st, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
Know that from. the day I began to recite the holy name of God, I have always loved Shabbos
Posted on: July 18th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
By means of a clever pretext, they succeeded in getting Rabi Yitzhak aboard a ship and sailed it down the river.
Posted on: July 4th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
One winter morning a terrible blizzard raged, the weather dropped to below zero, and the woman became desperately ill.
Posted on: June 20th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
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.
Posted on: June 6th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
One of the greatest opponents was a certain wealthy man who did all that he could to make life difficult for Rav Naftali.
Posted on: May 23rd, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
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.
Posted on: May 9th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
Rav Naftali was born the day that the Baal Shem Tov passed away, on the holiday of Shavuos, in the year 5520
Posted on: April 17th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
“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.’’
Posted on: April 4th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
With enthusiasm, zemiros that had been purposefully collected for the evening were chanted.
Posted on: March 28th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
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.
Posted on: March 20th, 2014Kidz → Tales of the Gaonim
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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