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Chassidic Stories

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

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

The Ruse of the Three Letters
Noticing his father’s return to a life of wealth, Zalman’s son revived their kinship and stopped by to talk more often.
The Incompetent Apprentice
“Please, forgive me,” muttered the wagon driver. “I had no idea who you were, and I request forgiveness for wronging you.”
The Man Who Gave Charity to Himself
“I will not travel with you,” stipulated Rabbi Menachem Mendel, “unless you give me twenty silver coins.”
The Mystery Grave
Creeping through the brush to investigate, they discovered, to their surprise, a lone candle in a clearing, burning atop a small headstone.
Did You Know That G-d Loves Stories?
Trouble was brewing in St. Petersburg, and the Tzemach Tzedek immediately set to work to have the decree abolished.
The Ship Builder's Carriage
It was an unusual job for a religious Jew, and his success aroused jealousy, even among his own artisans.
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The driver’s mother didn’t say much, but half an hour before sunset she placed two candles on the table and lit them.
Buried in the “Wrong” Plot
With time, the tailor turned gray and decided to travel to visit his daughter…
The Forgiven Loan
Reb Shalom’s daughter waited to be wed, but without a somewhat respectable dowry her chances of meriting a fine groom were virtually nonexistent.
The Miracle of the Menorah and the Deadbeat Husband
“Please, Berish,” said the dying man, closing his eyes, “protect the menorah as though your life depends on it.”
The Kidnapped Groom
Baila, an orphan adopted by Rabbi Levi Yitzchak and his wife, was marrying an exceptional young man who was also parentless.
Where Is That Merchant From?
"If you realize that the entire day you spend in the store is just so you can learn for one hour, you will never lose touch with the Torah.”
Seeing Is Believing
“Look outside. You see this wagon loaded with straw rolling down the road? Walking behind it is a Jew . . ."
The Holy Tailor
Incensed by the jab, the son-in-law renewed his rant, which had now become personal.
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.
Reb Zusha and the Tormenters
“And what are you going to claim on Judgement Day, eh, Zusha? Your soul will know no peace when that time comes!”
The Story of His Life
“The boy isn’t at all what he seems. Don’t be fooled by superficiality."
Shloyme Came Home for Shofar
Wordlessly, the Rebbe curled his arm around Shloyme’s elbow, and together they strode through the crowded sanctuary.
Is Hillel Evil?
“You’re invited to dine with me but I have one simple request: for each meal, please prepare a small dvar Torah to share at the table.”
Reunited Under a Downpour
When a couple couldn't procreate, they went to their Maggid, who gave them a unique mission.
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