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Gershon Kranzler

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ACT III - SCENE I Scene: In the house of PINCHAS at the seder table. The house is brightly lit and spic and span. All are well dressed. PINCHAS wears a white silken Kittel. The table is richly set with dishes and silverware. PINCHAS stands up and makes Ki...
THE CHARACTERS Pinchas: A poor scholar Rachel: His poor wife Moshe, Yaakov: His sons Dina, Leah: His Daughters Duke Rudolf: A nobleman Janosh:The Duke’s secretary Joerg: The Duke’s servant ACT I - SCENE I scene: The palace of Duke Rudolf. The DUKE sits at...
ACT II - SCENE I Scene: In the poorly furnished home of PINCHAS . Large bookshelf with holy books table, chairs, closet. RACHEL, PINCHAS’S wife, and his children, two girls and two boys from ten years down, MOSHE, YAAKOV, DINAH, LEAH. Moshe: Mommy, when i...
One afternoon King Solomon went for a walk, accompanied by three of his councilors. It was a cold autumn day, and they shivered in their light coats as they tramped along the road. To their surprise, they saw a tanner who stood knee-high in the ice-cold w...
In one of his famous lectures the great sage of the Talmud, Rabbi Chanina ben Pappa, told his huge audience the following story that highlights the difference between Israel and other nations: Some time in the future G-d will sit in judgment over the worl...
Onkelos was the son of Emperor Hadrian’s sister. Being a clever, handsome, well-mannered young man, he had grown up to be one of the most promising future leader so the mighty Roman Empire. His uncle looked forward to the time when Onkelos would be ready ...
The Victories of the Heroic Chashmonaim The brightness of the first Chanukah lights had dwindled down. But the holy fires on the altar burnt again in the Bet Hamikdash, from morning to morning, as prescribed by the Law. The priests were again busily offic...
Once upon a time there lived a poor melamed, a Hebrew teacher, in a small village in Poland. He had his daily troubles with the hardheaded farmer boys who were his students. For they would rather roam the countryside than learn the alef-bet, the differenc...
Zevulun was a good Jewish merchant in the land of Babylonia whom G‑d had blessed with riches, much land and other valuable possessions. Most precious to him, however, was his son Naftali, who at a very early age showed that he was gifted with a brilliant ...
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