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He took the ram’s horn to his lips, ready to blow. Yet, try as he might, not a sound issued from the horn.
A Jew traveling about from town to town arrived in the middle of a winter’s night . . .
Reb Avigdor caught a whiff of the cholent, tasted it, then tasted it again, and again—until he finished it all.
Reb Yaakov Yitzchak was visiting Mezeritch for the first time. He was still a very young man, not yet renowned as the Chozeh of Lublin, and his intention was to study at the feet of Reb Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezeritch. As soon as he arrived, on a Friday ...
Full of regrets about his waste of time and expense, he journeyed the long way back to Neshchiz.
The Shulchan Aruch ha-Rav is a halachic work that has no equal for conciseness combined with clarity, and legislation combined with explanation. What goals did Rabbi Schneur Zalman set for himself in this work? Why did it earn such widespread recognition?
Reb Yisrael of Vizhnitz was in the habit of strolling with his attendant for half an hour every evening. On one such occasion they reached the house of a certain bank manager who was a maskil, a follower of the “Enlightenment” movement—in a word, anything...
"What can I do?" replied the innkeeper. "This is my livelihood. There is nothing for me to do in the city." "How many Jewish households are there in the city?" I asked
One year, someone in Likova came up with a novel idea: what if they all refused to buy the Jew's vodka before Passover? In that case he would have to get rid of it... and they could have it all!
The Rabbi sighed. "You don't know what a difficult time I've been having with the stubborn people here. Ever since I got back, they've been under the delusion that Shabbat is a day later, and I can't seem to convince them"
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