Shivchei Baal Shem Tov #63 I heard this from Rebbe Aharon of Mezbuz, who told this to the rabbi of our community [Rebbe Gedaliah of Linitz]. The Baal Shem Tov was once traveling to Brod. The night before his arrival he stayed in a near-by village. That night the Baal Shem Tov became so frightened [...]
Shivchei HaBaal Shem Tov #62 Reb Meir of Anipoli told the following story. In a certain village there lived a sock-maker. Summer, winter, spring and fall, the sock-maker would daven (pray) in the local shul (synagogue). Even if there wasn’t a minyan, he would daven there by himself. The Baal Shem Tov was once visiting [...]
Shivchei HaBaal Shem Tov #60 Reb Yosef the Melamed (cheder* teacher) once visited Linitz and told the following story. Reb Yosef was a trustworthy individual and held money in escrow for many people. During a certain period, he had many people’s money in his care. One of those people was the rebbetzin** of his town, [...]
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