Daniel In The Lion’s Den

He loved Daniel very much, but was helpless to do anything in the face of all of his ministers and soldiers.

The Importance Of Kaddish

Rabi Akiva found the woman and saw that her son was indeed ignorant. With the mother’s permission, he circumcised the son and began to teach him all that a Jewish child should know.

Poverty Tests The Man

He found a non-Jew who had a mule to sell and a bargain was quickly struck. Happily, Shimon Ben Shetach rode home thinking: “Now I can do my work quickly and have all the extra time to devote to teaching my students Torah.”

Stories of The Dubno Maggid

But suddenly, now that I am a maggid, a man of Torah, the distance becomes very near. How did the land in between suddenly become lost? How is it that from far it became near?

The Greatest Charity Of All

One day, a woman came to me to rent my mule. She gave me the few coins I normally charge for its hire. But as she turned away, leading the animal behind her, I heard her sob. I walked over to her and asked why she was crying.

The Pious One

If I angrily punished him for insulting me in his time of bitterness, then people would begin to question my objectivity and my judgment.

Rav Elazar Rokeach

In his youth, tradition tells us, he lived the life of a pauper. Many a week he would fast two days, and even during his fast he would sit in the beis midrash and continue his studies.

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.”

The Chassidim Of Germany

A search of the premises failed to turn up any sign of the money and suspicion was directed against the shamash who had access to the entire house.

Strength Of Purpose

The day of the bidding for the franchise arrived and the community decided to make one last attempt to get Aptov to change his mind.

Great In Piety

“This way I am purchasing Olam Habah with the mitzvah of building a mikvah,” the rich man explained.

Tales From Volozhin

The agent’s plan proved to be successful. Rich people began to respect him more and more. They increased the size of their donations. One wealthy patron, however, refused to give him any money at all.

Never Be Sad

You are constantly urging people to give charity, and you are instrumental in providing them with great mitzvos.

The Golden Leg

Rabi Chanina prayed and suddenly the room became brilliantly lit and a huge hand appeared and snatched the golden leg and disappeared with it.

Rav Moshe Of Peshvorsk

Naturally, when these angels are called upon to testify concerning the life of the man who created them, being liars, they tell all sorts of false tales concerning this man.

Haughtiness And Knowledge

After he finished he said to them, “Had I not familiarized myself with the subject you would have put me to public shame.”

The Patience Of The Jew

The people trembled in fear. But standing at the side during the whole conversation was young Naftali – who understood Polish and overheard everything that had been said.

Shmuel Hakatan

All day they prayed; all day they fasted. It was to no avail. The skies remained as before, the rain locked in and the land still thirsty.

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.

Crossing The Yam Suf

A miracle occurred throughout the world: all the waters in wells, caves, rivers and even in glasses also divided and remained so until Bnei Yisrael passed through the sea.

Rav Yaakov Loberbaum

While still a young man, his fame spread quickly and many communities wished for him to lead them.

The Translation Of The Torah

By having a powerful army ready and prepared to do battle at a moment’s notice. But he should be discreet in using the army. He should carry a big stick but speak softly.

The Translation Of The Torah

Aristeas remained in Jerusalem viewing the sights. He was honored by being permitted to view the services in the Temple when the priests officiated.

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.

The Long Sleep

Choni was astounded at what he had heard. “Apparently, I must have been sleeping for 70 years,” he thought to himself.

Rav Avraham Abush (Conclusion)

I ask myself how I dared to accept the lofty position of rav in this community when I know that I am not worthy of it.

Reb Aryeh Leib

When Reb Aryeh Leib heard this he said, “Congratulations, you have succeeded in hitting upon the same answer as the Vilna Gaon.”

Helping The Poor

But the furious merchant would not listen to his word and slapped him across the face – twice! Rav Avraham Abush suffered the blows in silence, refusing to use his name or prestige to protect himself.

Rav Avraham Abush Of Frankfurt

Even on the coldest and snowiest days one could see Rav Avraham Abush standing at someone’s front door, asking for help for a needy person.


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