We wish to express our gratitude to the Rebbe, our parents and family, teachers, friends and study partners.

They have either shared these stories and lessons with us, or helped us develop the capacity to search out lessons on our own and share their meaning with others.

Special thanks to: Tzvi Burston for contributing the majority of the typing. To Moshe Muchnik, of Spotlight Design, for the cover design. To Rabbi Mendel Lifshitz for the glossary. To Yossi Mizrachi, Yehoshofot Oliver, Mrs. Yehudis Cohen and Rivky Brenenson for editorial assistance. Rabbi Michoel A. Seligson and Rabbi Yosef Y. Keller for assistance in finding sources. A special thank you to Rabbi Levi Wineberg for reviewing the content.

We would like to acknowledge those who have stories printed in their names. (Note: The stories and sayings that were penned anonymously, that are public domain, whose authors are unknown, or that were written by Pesach and Chana Burston, are not included in this listing. For previously published materials, please see “Permissions” at the end of this book):

Rabbi Chaim Bryski, Rabbi Chaim Binyomin Burston, Tzvi Burston, Rabbi Tzemach Cunin, Rabbi Adin Even-Yisroel (Stiensaltz), Rabbi Yossi Goldstein (“Uncle Yossi”), Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gordon, Rabbi Yisroel Gordon, Rabbi Yossi Greenberg, Rabbi Dovid Hazdan, Rabbi Moshe Herson, Rabbi Asher Herson, Mrs. Rochel Holtzkenner, Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson, Rabbi Yosef Konikov, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Rabbi Shloma Majeski, Yossi Mizrachi, Rabbi Zevi Raskin, Rabbi Yehoshua Werde, Rabbi Levy Wineberg and Rabbi Shloima Zarchi.

Any oversights discovered will be corrected in future editions.

Most of all we’d like to thank you, dear reader, for tasting this chicken soup and passing it on; for keeping that traditional chicken soup alive.