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Tzaddik, The

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Tzaddik, The: A wholly righteous person. In the context of Chabad lliterature, one who has conquered his animal impulses and is filled entirely with love and reverence for G-d.
A long caravan snaked along the dusty road, with the carriage of the Hornisteipler Rebbe leading the way. As soon as they arrived in the village, the rebbe asked for directions to the residence of the estate manager.
The rabbi interrupted the narrative and said, "I don't know what the Chafetz Chaim said to that student. I only know that they were together for a few minutes. I would give anything to know what he said to the boy..."
Word resounded throughout the supernal worlds: "Because Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov has forced the hand of heaven to overturn the laws of nature, he has forfeited his portion in the World to Come"
“We have many stories showing us the Baal Shem Tov’s power to perform miracles,” Rabbi DovBer pronounced. “For that, we don’t need this story . . .”
“Fire consumes fire,” said the Rebbe. “The ‘fiery law’ of Torah will consume the fever induced by the frost . . .”
Suddenly the Rebbe turned to the melamed: "If you wish, I will tell you three words of advice. But for each you must pay me in full. For the first, you must give me three hundred rubles..."
The men of the chevra kadisha were not inclined to believe him, and did not plan to honor his request.
The poor tailor became a beggar, and it seemed to the local population that he had lost his mind.
Why did Rabbi Baruch send the townspeople to receive a blessing from a perpetual drunk?
“Rebbe!” she cried. “I swear that I won’t move from here until you command Heaven to bless me with a child!”
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