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Rabbi Yosef came to work in the very late afternoon. He was met by a furious partner who shouted, "That’s it! I have no choice but to dissolve our partnership."
The time came when Pinchas no longer felt comfortable living in the Jewish community, and he moved to the other side of town where he built himself a large, well-guarded mansion.
"I am a water carrier," he said. "My barrel has broken beyond repair, and my children are starving. . ."
They were burning with an urge for revenge. “Let us ambush the new rabbi at night and beat him to a pulp,” one suggested.
“The community is too poor, and cannot shoulder the financial burden of this endeavor. And as for the local gevir, it is a waste of time even to approach him . . .”
As night fell, they tried to find their way out of the soggy forest but, blinded by sheets of rain, they could not find the right path
Following the established custom, Joseph composed a lengthy letter to the Rebbe.
The young man slowly accumulated a small fortune of twelve gold coins and one copper coin.
He approached Kalman with an offer: "I will pay you a decent amount if you will sell me the right to light the candles in the synagogue."
Rumors began to circulate that whenever Psachya gave a blessing, it would materialize. People began frequenting his inn just to receive a blessing for whatever they needed.
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