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

Chassidic Stories

Chassidic Stories

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

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The Day the Hellfires Went Cold
Not waiting another moment, he jumped into the fiery depths of Gehinnom.
The Horse Kid Returns
So this teenage kid pulls up to the shul on his speedy white horse, ties it to a post and swaggers in for a talk with the rabbi.
Reb Zusya and the Tanya
They brought him paper from the neighbors, so much that there was a mountainous pile on the table, reaching almost to the ceiling. And he still wasn't satisfied.
Gold and Silver
After you saw I hadn’t taken any of your gold coins, why did you not trust that I hadn’t taken any of your silver coins, which are much less valuable?
Today Is Not Yesterday
Rashbatz served as the childhood tutor of the sixth Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn (1880–1950). One of the stories he particularly enjoyed telling his young charge had an important lesson . . .
Higher Than Heaven
As the Rebbe’s chassidim waited worriedly for him to arrive, he was climbing deep into the woods, with a sack on his back, to chop down wood...
The Mirror
"Quite a change, is it not?" said Abraham with a pleased smile on his face. "Yes, quite a change," the Rebbe sadly replied
A Business Proposal
I returned to my compartment in a state of confusion. The last thing I had expected from the Rebbe was a business tip
A Cheder in Siberia
To my right sat my friend Berl, and to my left my friend Zalman. Yossel sat in front of me. The melamed was tall, with stern eyes, but with a warm and loving smile.
A Joke Made in Heaven
"Go in peace," said the Maggid to the destitute young scholar. "And remember: you must accept the very first marriage proposal that is suggested to you."
The Ladder
Their leader spotted a beautiful bird perched atop a tall tree. "Come," he said to his disciples, "I wish to capture this bird, so that we may delight in her song and gaze upon her wondrous hues"
The Tenth Jew
“By the sanction of the Almighty,” Rabbi Leib intoned, “and by the sanction of the congregation, . . . we declare it permissible to pray together with those who have sinned . . .”
Fifty Year Old Honey
The entire town would be paying attention to the new rabbi's first ruling. Everyone was sure to wonder: Why is the law of the Torah so opposite to common sense?
Pockets Full of Faith
"We have many stories showing us the Baal Shem Tov's power to perform miracles," Rabbi DovBer pronounced. "For that, we don't need this story..."
Little Shmuel
Suddenly the front door rattled and thundered; someone was pounding and shouting outside, “Help! Help! Let me in!”
The Tightrope
Reb Mendel couldn't imagine why a person would waste his time walking on a rope and risk falling on his head, when he could just walk on the ground like everyone else.
Forty-Three Rubles
Zvi Elimelech's father pulled the boy aside and told him that he must promise never to tell anyone this story until the very last day of his life
The First Rothschild
The Rabbi found it hard to believe that Anschel Moses might be a thief. Perhaps he had merely borrowed the money...
Perspective
Can a person be as grateful for his troubles as he is for his joys?
A Crown of Slippers
Angels don’t say l’chaim on Simchat Torah, so they arose to sing G-d’s praises in the heavens at the usual time. They found heaven littered with strange objects: torn slippers, broken heels. "Yes," admitted the angel Michoel, "this is my merchandise"
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