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R. Leib Sarah's

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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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“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 . . .”
Little Isaac was only ten years old, but was already the man of the house. His father, Yosseleh, had recently passed away, and his mother Reizel desperately needed him to help support the family. She took whatever meager work was available to her, while l...
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