Category Archives: Stories of Tzaddikim

The True Winner

Satmar chassidim organized a special Shabbos together with their Rebbe, the Divrei Yoel of Satmar zt”l.  A lot of planning, effort and money were invested to make this Shabbos a success.  But on Friday afternoon, the Rebbetzin wasn’t feeling good … Continue reading

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For over 40 years!

Someone’s approached his Rosh Yeshiva, Reb Yehuda Zev Segal zt’l of Manchester, and said, “As the Rosh Yeshiva knows, my father was recently niftar. My mother requests that I leave the yeshiva to run my father’s food factory, so I … Continue reading

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How do I get to Rechov Jaffa?

Rav Elya Lopian zt”l once asked Rav Moshe Aharon Stern zt”l to accompany him to mincha on Shabbos afternoon to Yeshivas Chevron. As they walked, they witnessed cars driving down the roads in flagrant violation of Shabbos. Rav Elya, in clear agitation, … Continue reading

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The Chozeh of Lublin

The Chozeh of Lublin once wanted to arrive early in the morning to take care of an important matter. The day before, he asked his wife to prepare his evening meal earlier than usual. But it turned out that the … Continue reading

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Spoiling Them

When one of his more ascetic students questioned Reb Yisroel Salanter’s caring for others’ material needs to the point of indulging them, in total contradiction to his personal practice of self-denial (“You’re spoiling them, Rebbe!”), Reb Yisroel responded: “Yenem’s gashmiyus … Continue reading

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R’ Elimelech of Lizhensk Zt”l

R’ Elimelech of Lizhensk said, “I am confident of being admitted to Gan Eden.  The Heavenly Court will ask me, ’Melech, did you study adequately?’ and I will say, ‘No.’ They will say, ‘Did you daven properly?’ and I will … Continue reading

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The Tchebiner Rav zt”l

Someone told the Tchebiner Rav zt’l that he has older children, and he hasn’t yet found a shidduch for them. The Tchebiner Rav told him the following story: “One Erev Yom Kippur, before dawn, a person was walking to do … Continue reading

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