The Bread

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

Humility

This person was hotheaded and when he heard this mild request, he exclaimed: “You mind your own affairs; I will do as I please!”

Rav Eliyahu Chaim Maizel

I will stop by your place of business tomorrow and you can give me some money at that time.

Shmuel HaKatan

Shmuel HaKatan shook his head and said: “No, what happened here today is a sign not of great love. On the contrary, it is a bad omen.”

Rav Yaakov Berlin

One of the great gaonim was Rav Yaakov Berlin, the father of the Netziv (Naftali Tzvi Yehuda of Berlin), the rosh yeshiva of the Volozhin Yeshiva and a leader of European Jewry at the close of the 19th century.

Hillel HaZakein

His wife being the prototype of an aishes chayil hurried and diligently prepared a truly delicious meal, fit for the finest table.

A Jester Saved The Jews

They all gathered in the main synagogue to formulate a plan of action. At the height of the discussion, someone suggested using Nachumka.

Despises A Liar

Suddenly, it appears that the Satan has become pious. In addition, he causes you to gossip, which in itself is a terrible sin.

The Treasure

In the city of Antioch there lived a man of remarkable generosity by the name of Aba Yehudah. He was a man who gave to all, whenever there was a need. Rabi Yehoshua and several other rabbanim arrived in the city one day on an urgent mission to collect money for the unfortunate needy. They knew that Aba Yehudah always gave a generous contribution so they looked forward to seeing him.

HaMelech Moshe (Continued from last week)

With cries of joyful anticipation, the soldiers ran for the storks and climbed on their horses.

One Good Deed

On the way home from the funeral, the crowd surrounded Reb Pinchas and demanded to know why he had attended.

Rabban Yochanan Ben Zakai

The great Rabban Yochanan Ben Zakai was once asked by a student, “Rebbe, I have a question which has puzzled me for some time. We find in the Torah a law concerning an eved Ivri, a Hebrew slave. He serves for six years and at the end of that time he may go free. Should he refuse, however, saying that he likes his master and prefers to remain with him, the tribunal takes him and makes a hole in his ear as a punishment.”

The Translation Of The Torah

King Ptolemy of Egypt had heard that the Jews possessed the Torah, the five books of Moshe, which contained much wisdom and excellent laws. He desired to have this Torah translated into Greek so that he, too, might learn its contents.

The Beginning Of Anti-Semitism

The story of the Bnei Yisrael in the land of Mitzrayim is a tale that has become tragically repetitive in the history of our...

Im Yirtzeh Hashem

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

The Earthquake (Part Three)

Because of this I wandered about and found friends in similar situations who were also unhappy and I began to hang out with them.

Emunah In G-d

Our forefathers were giants when it came to having faith and a belief that G-d would take care of them. Nothing worried them save that they wasted time not studying our holy Torah. They relied on G-d to take care of their needs.

The Unmerciful Doctor

“I’ll pay you whether you cure her or kill her,” shouted the loyal husband.

The Power Of Prayer And Kavanah

Even if a king greets you, you should not answer him. Even if a snake winds itself about you, you must not interrupt your prayers.

Authority In Israel

One of the areas in which even observant Jews sin is in their attitude towards rabbanim. A rav is not just someone whom we have the right to hire and fire; he is not just a man who gives a speech on Shabbos. He is a teacher and a leader. When he rules on a point of halacha, it is not only our right to listen to him; it is our obligation to do so.

Authority In Israel

How could he violate the sanctity of the holiest day of the year by carrying money and a staff on the day he knew to be Yom Kippur?

Will Moshiach Be A Chassid?

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.

A Letter From Shabbos To The Ibn Ezra

The Ibn Ezra awoke with a start. Rushing into his library he picked up a sefer given to him by a talmid. Sure enough, it attempted to prove that Shabbos was to be observed from Saturday morning until Sunday morning.

The Convert

Onkelos, however, was unhappy. Something within his soul told him that his life was empty and lacking in the important things that make one’s existence meaningful.

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