Category Archives: Stories of Tzaddikim

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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Baseless Love

This idea of ahavat chinam was not just a theoretical concept. Rav Kook was well-known for his profound love for all Jews, even those far removed from Torah and mitzvot. When questioned why he loved Jews distant from the ideals of Torah, he … Continue reading

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The Shining Sun

Rabbi Moshe Rosenstein related that Rabbi Yisroel Salanter often expressed his feelings of great joy on the benefit he has from the shining sun which helps mankind in so many ways. Rabbi Rosenstein would ask why don’t other people also … Continue reading

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The Lottery Ticket and the Chofetz Chaim

A man once said to the Chofetz Chaim, “Rabbi, I have just bought a lottery ticket.  The winner of the lottery will receive a very large amount of money.  Could I please have a blessing from you that I will … Continue reading

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