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R. Leib Sarah's: Rabbi Leib Sarah's (1730-1791) was held in high esteem by the Baal Shem Tov. One of the "hidden righteous," he spent his life wandering from place to place to raise money for the ransoming of imprisoned Jews. According to many sources, Rabbi Leib Sarah's and the Rabbi Leib known as "The Grandfather of Shpole" are the same person.

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“Reb Yosef is risking his very life for our sake,” said the innkeeper’s daughter. “But there is no other way. We have no time to lose . . .”
“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 . . .”
Adar 4 is the yahrtzeit (anniversary of the passing) of Rabbi Leib Sarah's (1730-1791), a disciple of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov. One of the "hidden tzaddikim," Rabbi Leib spent his life wandering from place to place to raise money for the ransoming of im...
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