The Rich Man’s Atonement

The Rich Man’s Atonement R’ Yaakov was a tremendous talmid chacham, a man who was well-versed in all aspects of the entire Torah. In addition to his vast wealth of Torah knowledge, he had also been blessed with monetary abundance, which he utilized to assist those less fortunate than he.

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Middos, Middos, Middos

Middos, Middos, Middos In the background, a stirring medley played, its notes wafting softly over the assembled crowed, creating an atmosphere of emotion and anticipation. The chasan stood beneath the floral-adorned canopy, his eyes squeezed shut in fervent concentration as he swayed gently to the rhythm of earnest prayer. A

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The Megaleh Amukos and Tikkun Chatzos

The Megaleh Amukos and Tikkun Chatzos Crakcow, 1605 As the morning sun filtered through the lace curtain and filled the room with its yellow light, Malka turned over in bed. She opened one eye, then the other, and then sat up with a start. Her husband’s bed was empty. Not

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Reb Aharon Karliner and the wagon driver from Shamayim

Reb Aharon Karliner and the wagon driver from shamayim A264 Europe of the nineteenth century produced a great many gedolei yisroel and talmidei chachamim. Rav Aharon Karliner, also known as Rav Aharon Hagadol, was one of these great giants. Counted amongst a fivesome of famous Chassidic leaders of this era,

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The Doctor wo sold his Oilam Habah for a ruble

Olam Habah For Sale The Ridvaz, Rav Yaakov Dovid Vilofsky, was the rav of the town of Slutzk. He was a man who utilized every single moment of his time and was careful not to let his concentration in learning waiver for even a fraction of a second. Therefore, whenever

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The Maharsha’s Levaya

As the world crawled out of the Middle Ages, life for European Jewry was difficult and fraught with ever-present dangers. From the stereotypical Jew-hating poritz to the common anti-Semitic peasant, there was a strong animosity toward the Jewish population of various European countries, causing the Yidden to live with a

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