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The Traveler
"At home?" said Rabbi DovBer. "Oh yes... At home, it is a different matter altogether..."
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 Homeowner
Instead of answering the chassid's question, Rabbi DovBer dispatched him to the town of Zhitomir. "Go visit my disciple, Rabbi Zev" he said. "Only he can provide you with the answer you seek"
Ethics 4:1
His students used to wonder, “What is it that he listens for?” The only sound to be heard from the edge of the lake is the croaking of the frogs! Who wants to listen to that horrid sound!
Who Is the True Sinner?
It was a cold, wintry day, and he suddenly found himself in unfamiliar territory. Freezing and scared, he continued to wander deep into the night.
The Dry Sukkah and the Holy Bagel Seller
With no destination to guide him, he slowly traversed sprawling forests and small towns, hoping to finally encounter what his rebbe had in mind.
The Mystery Man in the Carriage
With that, he signaled his driver and the carriage sped off before the rabbi had a chance to ask any questions.
The Untold Story of Gittel, an Early Chassidic Rebbetzin
The constellation of Chassidic heroes is crowded with great men. Less well known are the great women, whose influence has rarely been documented.
Perspective
Can a person be as grateful for his troubles as he is for his joys?
Beggars at a Wedding
The day of the wedding arrived. Hundreds of beggars took their places around tables laden with the best food money could buy. But then tragedy struck . . .
A Joke Made in Heaven
“Go in peace,” said the Maggid to the destitute and unmarried young scholar. “Accept the first marriage proposal that is suggested to you.”
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