A Chassidic Story
Jul16

A Chassidic Story

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 that his knees were knocking. In fact, they were knocking so loudly that the noise woke up the Baal Shem Tov’s secretary, Reb Tzvi Sofer!...

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A Chassidic Story
Jul10

A Chassidic Story

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 that village. In the morning, as he smoked his pre-prayer pipe, the Baal Shem Tov looked out the window and saw the...

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A Chassidishe Maaseh #2
Jul03

A Chassidishe Maaseh #2

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, Mezritch. The government canceled the local currency. This led to a dispute between the rebbetzin and Reb Yosef. Reb...

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A Baal Shem Tov Story

Please click here: sbt-132to hear a story from The Baal Shem Tov that teaches how precious a Jew is and how Heaven-shaking even a weak prayer can...

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