story #204 (s5761-51
/ 24 Elul 5761)
THROUGH THE WINDOW
Rebbe, R. Shalom of Belz, tiptoed alone up to the window and peeked in.
story #203 (s5761-50
/ 17 Elul 5761)
THE VERY YOUNG RABBI
for an explanation, the Baal Shem Tov replied that he would first have
to tell a story.
(s5761-49 /9 Elul 5761)
THANK THE CAT
Pinchas Horowitz, the Ba'al Hafla'ah, received
letters of appeal for support from both sides.
#201 (s5761-48 / 3 Elul 5761)
The Black Shofar of Shechem
the holy objects in use at Yosef's Tomb was a black shofar that issued
strikingly clear, sharp notes.
(s5761-47 /26 Menachem Av 5761)
BACK NEXT WEEK"
He told the rabbi about life
with the Indians on the reservation.
VS. THE DRAFT BOARD
The frightened chassid
came to R. Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, chief rabbi of Yekaterinoslav, to
ask for his blessing that he should secure a deferment from the brutally anti-semitic
Communist Russian army.
(s5761-45 /11 Menachem Av 5761)
A REBBE GOES SHOPPING Because of his weakened condition,
the doctors told Rabbi Sholom-Dovber Schneersohn, known as the Rebbe
Reshab, not to engage in any strenuous physical activity, and even not to
over-exert himself mentally.
(s5761-44 /4 Menachem Av 5761)
THE HOLY ARI
HONORS A YOUNGER MAN
"What are you saying!"
replied Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, the holy ARI. "What really happened
(s5761-43/ 27 Tammuz 5761)
Shaul also one of the prophets?! Does our Reb Zvi Hirsch of Rimanov
also lay down the Law?"
(s5761-42 / 19 Tammuz 5761)
A PILLAR OF KINDNESS
Tsemech Tsedek asked him to describe a typical day in his life.
story #194 (s5761-41 / 13
AN INSPIRED MATCHMAKERThe
Rebbe of Rimminov, R. Zvi Hirsh rested his head in his hands, appearing to
be lost in deep thought.
(s5761-40 / 6 Tammuz 5761)
A LONG DISTANCE
The voice said: "Go outside and follow
the bier of the Rebbe of Apta!"
(s5761-39 / 29 Sivan 5761)
Shortly before she was due to give
birth, she received from the Lubavitcher Rebbe a most remarkable letter.
story #191 (s5761-38 / 22
though you are not one of our chassidic brotherhood, I would still ask you to
visit the grave of the renowned tzadik, Rabbi Dov Ber of Lubavitch.
story #190 (s5761-37/14 Sivan
Many Jewish parents in sports-minded
Dallas did not have their youngsters attend the Jewish day school solely due to
the lack of a sophisticated sports program.
#189 (s5761-36/9 Sivan 5761)
DON'T BE SURPRISED
the wedding he had the opportunity to meet Rabbi Aharon Yechiel Leifer, the
Nadvorner-Bania Rebbe of Zefat. He was very impressed.
story #188 (s5761-35/1 Sivan
A DRUNKARD'S LAST REQUEST
In 1954, an important wedding took place in Jerusalem. Rabbi
Chaim Chaikl Miletzky, head of the famous Chayei Olam Yeshiva, married
his son to...
(s5761-34/23 Iyar 5761)
At the outbreak of the Six-Day War,
the Lubavitcher Rebbe inaugurated the campaign to arouse all Jewish males
to perform the mitzvah of tefillin.
(s5761-33/16 Iyar 5761)
The Baal Shem Tov's
Lag B'Omer Parade
They protested, whereupon the
Baal Shem Tov explained to them that it was the holy day of Lag b'Omer
story #185 (s5761-32/9 Iyar
KEEP THE CHANGE!
non-Jews that used to do business with Rabbi Meir "the Elder" of
Primishlan called him "Meirke sparvidliwy"-"honest Meir."
story #184 (s5761-31 / 2 Iyar
A Doctor in Zefat
will save many lives," said the holy Rebbe of Ruzhin.
story #183 (s5761-30/25 Nissan
The Price of Prophecy
am not interested in contracts or secrets," said Rebbe Meirl of
story #182 (s5761-29/16
Nissan 5761) go instead to #767, a more
The Mezuza Caper
arrived back to my dorm room at UCLA, and found that the mezuza on my door was
story #181 (s5761-28/10
THE GENEROUS TEACHER
Bnei Yissascher ran to his father and begged him to come home.
story #180 (s5761-27/3 Nissan
Lubavitcher Rebbe turned to me and said, 'Now it is up to you to fulfill
your part of the agreement.'
(s5761-26/26 Adar 5761)
Instructed the Seer of Lublin:
"Don't reveal my identity here or tell anyone that I am a Rebbe."
story #178 (s5761-25/19 Adar
I'm not a tzaddik at all," Rebbe Zusha of Anipoli insisted.
story #177 (s5761-24/12 Adar
A HIGH POWERED LAWYER
Shpoler Zeide told him to arrange that the trial take place on Purim.
story #176 (s5761-23/5 Adar
NOT EVEN THE BAAL SHEM TOV
Baal Shem Tov realized that if he was drawn to this particular passage,
it was no coincidence.
(s5761-22/28 Shvat 5761)
Some of the greatest chassidim of
the Alter Rebbe said of his oldest son, Rabbi DovBer, that when he was
eighteen, he already had amazing powers.
(s5761-21 /21 Shvat 5761)
FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER
Rabbi Yaakov Yehuda ("J.J.")
Hecht immediately called 770, and arranged for them
to meet privately with the Lubavitcher Rebbe that night. He also hired
a private detective.
(s5761-20 /14 Shvat 5761)
THE IDENTIFYING FRUIT
He found himself in the doorway of Rabbi Yisroel of Vizhnitz,
the brother of the tsaddik, Rabbi Chaim of Altunia
story #172 (s5761-19/
7 Shvat 5761) /now revised--See #188
A DRUNKARD'S LAST REQUEST
1954, an important wedding took place in Jerusalem. Rabbi Chaim Chaikl Miletzky,
head of the famous Chayei Olam Yeshiva, married his son to...
story #171 (s5761-18/29 Tevet
leave,"said Baba Sali to Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu; "With
whom will I discuss Torah?"
(s5761-17 /22 Tevet 5761)
REBBES AND A MISER
Rabbi Shneur Zalman
(The Chabad-Rebbe-to-be) agreed to join Rabbi Levi Yitzchak
(the Berditchiver-Rebbe-to-be) and Rabbi Menachem Mendel
(the Rimonover-Rebbe-to-be) . "But only if I am to be in charge."
story #169 (s5761-16 /15 Tevet
Rabbi Yosef's main interest and joy in life was the study of Torah, he insisted
on supporting his family through the sweat of his own labor.
story #168 (s5761-15 /8 Tevet
the 2nd year of Moshav Komamiyut, was a Shmitah year.
/1 Tevet 5761)
"Go to the
Rebbe, R. Moshe of Kovrin,
and ask his help. And don't come back from there until..."
story #166 (s5761-13 /23
THE DISAPPEARING CANDLE It
was the first night of Chanukah. The Rebbe Reb Boruch of Mezhibuz (grandson
of the Baal Shem Tov) stood in front of the menorah.
#165 (s5761-12 /16 Kislev 5761)
THE BLACK CARRIAGE
When the armed policeman reappeared on the day after Simchat
Torah, the Rebbe, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, did not hide.
story #164(s5761-11 /9 Kislev
They said it was impossible that the
Baal Shem Tov would not capture my soul.
story #163 (s5760-10 /2 Kislev)
A RABBI, A MAN AND A GOATRabbi
Yaakov Mendel Zirkind was confident he could reach their Jewish souls, despite
the iron bars between them.
(s5761-09 /24 Mar-Cheshvan 5761)
THE REBBE REPAYS A FAVORWhen
he heard the Rebbe Rashab was in Petersburg, he immediately decided to
ask his advice.
(s5761-08 /17 Mar-Cheshvan 5761)
Chaim Toledano, who was known for his piety
and holiness, was careful to host guests for every Holiday meal.
story #160 (s5761-07 /10 Mar
FOR A DAYThe Rebbe Reb Elimelech of Lyszhinsk
walked on, overjoyed at his gift.
(s5761-06 /3 Mar Chesvan 5761)
The 'Tzemach Tzedek'
remarked: 'When the tzaddik, the holy saint Rabbi Yisroel of Ruzhin says
Tehillim/Psalms, all of Creation is revealed to him.
#158 (s5761-05 /26 Tishrei 5761)
TIMELESS TORAH EXACTLY ON TIME
high-ranking gentile official was very impressed by his prisoner, Rabbi Shneur
(s5760-04 /19 Tishrei)
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, promised him the blessings of wealth and
children, but even this did not help.
(s5761-03 / 11 Tishrei 5761)
The word began to spread that Rabbi
Pinchas of Koretz was very, very special.
(s5761-02 /5 Tishrei 5761)
FROM THE HEART
The tempest could not prevent Rabbi
Leib Sarah's from reaching the village, only several hours before the beginning
of Yom Kippur.
(s5761-01 / 27 Elul 5760)
OF DEVORAH LEAH
Said Rebbe Shneur Zalman: "All is
at stake. What is to be done? I feel I must unburden myself to my
first-born, Devorah Leah."