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Yerachmiel Tilles

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“By the sanction of the Almighty,” Rabbi Leib intoned, “and by the sanction of the congregation, . . . we declare it permissible to pray together with those who have sinned . . .”
Finally, Reb Yehoshua set a price of 25 Napoleons—a sum that would support a family for two years. Surely, no one would be so foolhardy as to pay that kind of money for a horse . . . !
“It is true,” announced R. Leib, “that according to the law the plaintiff must take his suit to the defendant’s locale; but since in this case ‘there is no place devoid of His presence,’ we will try the case here in Shpoli . . .”
Poor brides lacking the requisite necklace had been known to weep for shame on their wedding days; some even ran away so as to avoid the embarrassment.
Even after his passing, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai still performs wonders.
As every year, the “stars” of the Lag b’Omer festivities in 1923 were the little three-year-old boys, whose proud parents had brought them to have their first haircuts and peyot-shaping
A tale of a revelation of Elijah the Prophet.
A tale of a revelation of Elijah the Prophet.
As might be expected, Hershel the Hilarious was the most popular guy in Mosayov among the idle, the crude, the silly and the drinkers . . .
One Purim, the holy secrets of a simple water-carrier were revealed . . .
One Purim, the holy secrets of a simple water-carrier were revealed . . .
"Doesn't a living man need a sip of brandy once in a while?” said Reb Leib. But the Rushiner interrupted. “I'm sure you realize that he's just joking," said the chassidic master. "I'll tell you the secret of l'chayim..."
At first, I was awed by his courage. But the next day I realized, to my horror, that this man was “renting out” the siddur to people in exchange for bread . . .
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