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From the periodical HaTomim, Issue no. 5, pp. 525-527. Reprinted by Kehot Publication Society, Brooklyn, 1975. Translated from the Hebrew. Reb Shmuel Dov related: Once, during my stay in Czasznyk, a great desire arose among the young scholars to make a pi...
From The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Memoirs, chapters 7-9, Kehot Publication Society, Brooklyn, 1955. Translated from the Yiddish. Reb Yosef [the maggid in Lubavitch] spent the festival of Shavuos with the Baal Shem Tov. He had departed Lubavitch in his usual ma...
From Igros Kodesh of the Rebbe Rayatz, Vol. 3, No. 751, pp. 280-283, Kehot Publication Society, Brooklyn, 1983. Translated from the Hebrew. ... The first person to introduce the shining light of the Baal Shem Tov’s Torah to the counties of Mohilev, Minsk,...
Here, the available portion of the manuscript ends, leaving us in the middle of the Baal Shem Tov’s teaching. Thus we do not have the conclusions to the many stories that were begun in this letter: • Did the misnaged brother recover, and did he eventually...
The maggid continued his stories. In a village not far from Mezhibuzh, there lived three brothers who were all great Torah scholars, and quite wealthy. Two of the brothers were disciples and chassidim of the Baal Shem Tov, while the third was an opponent ...
When he arrived in the vicinity of Kiev, [the Maggid] met scholarly Jews who told him that some distance away, in the direction of Bukovina, there lived a great tzaddik and miracle-worker. At first, he paid no attention to these stories. Upon traveling fu...
When Reb Yisrael Nachman and Reb Yussik arrived at the large beis hamedrash, they discovered that quite a few minyonim of Jews were there, together with many young folk and even a few of the prominent elders. Foremost among the assembly was Reb Avraham Sh...
After the sunrise minyan ended, for the first time, Reb Mordechai informed everyone that it is proper to go to the mikveh before davening. Being reluctant to begin a lengthy explanation before davening, he invited all the Jews and the young folk who were ...
At the conclusion of Yom Kippur, after Reb Chayim completed his prayers in the grave diggers’ beis hamedrash and the congregation had recited Kiddush Levanah, he went to visit Reb Mordechai in the large beis hamedrash. There, the evening prayer was finish...
When Reb Mordechai was approached with the proposal that he become the Town Maggid, he agreed, but with the stipulation that the appointment was only temporary, i.e., for as long as he chose to remain in Dubravna. Reb Mordechai planned to spend the winter...
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