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Chassidic Stories

There's no better way to make a point than to tell a story...

Classic chassidic tales. There's no better way to make a point than to tell a story...

In time, rumors began to circulate that she had been acting improperly with another man.
Like every eligible male in Czarist Russia, Peretz Chein eventually received a letter stating that he was required to show up at a conscription office.
How the Simple Villager Changed His Ways
Although the villager was a simple Jew, he hoped that his children would one day surpass his meager knowledge of Torah.
How the Gulag Judge Lit the Menorah
As the Siberian winter deepened, Chanukah came, and a group of young Jewish prisoners convened for a short meeting.
Saved by His Honesty
Besides his day job, he had another duty, one that he carried out secretly and with great devotion . . .
Saved From the Monastery
The landlady on the floor wailing hysterically. Her only son, she sobbed, had agreed to convert to Christianity, and was being held in a locked room in a monastery.
The Man Who Wanted to Be Poor
Though people in the synagogue pitied him, he felt no shame.
The Golden-Ruble Sheepskin
"When you are approached by a villager who offers to sell you something, buy it at once."
A Match Made In Mockery
“But the magnate is a simple man, not a Torah scholar!” interjected the rabbi. “How can I allow this match to happen?”
The Muddy Path to Paradise
The suddenness of the rebbe’s appearance in his city caught the chassid, along with his wide-open mansion, off guard. Left with no choice, he reluctantly surrendered his house so that it could serve as the rebbe’s accommodation.
The Mystery Man in the Thieves’ Den
It was winter, and as they set out on their journey, snow began to fall, and strong winds pushed them from the snow-covered road.
The Unexpected Dowry
"Tell them that you are ready to offer a dowry of 2,000 silver rubles, as long as the groom is a Torah scholar and from a respectable family.”
Was I Wrong to Ask for a Drink?
One Simchat Torah, a group of boisterous villagers burst through the entrance in high spirits . . .
Simchat Torah in the Nazi Labor Camp
How did the shoemaker lay his hands on the precious artifact? No one knew.
The Stranger Who Wanted to Go to Heaven
The messenger approached a traveler and asked him whether he was carrying an etrog . . .
The Wise Soldier With a Wooden Sword
To the czar’s horror, the soldier tugged his curved sword out from its sheath and presented it to the innkeeper . . .
The Missing Wagons
Overcome by grief, the poor man barely managed to process the news before he passed out . . .
The Rabbi Who Cried Over Spilled Ink
A simple, uncouth individual, dressed in the attire of ignorant and coarse men, came to his home.
The Mysterious Man With the Pipe
The students spread out, scouring all paths leading to the field for a gentleman who might lend them a pipe.
100 Barrels of Wine
The innkeeper lived modestly, but he offered his guests his best rooms and did everything he could to make their stay comfortable.
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