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Friday Night in Kotzk

There is a story about the Kotzker Rebbe that says he disregarded or left Yiddishkeit by flagrantly desecrating the Shabbos by blowing out Shabbos candles, taking off his Yarmulke and smoking a pipe, ...
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Writing Chidushei Torah Immediately

In the recently published biography of the Klausenburger Rebbe a story is being told about a time in which the Rebbe rushed while he was davening to have a chidush he had, written. Given that the ...
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Story on tefillah

My grandfather told me a chassidic story about three Rabbis. The story goes as follows: There once was a Rabbi who would go to his neareast forest to pray to G-d. When he went into the forest, he ...
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What is "the twice-uttered (double-spoken) Name of Names"?

In S. Ansky's 1916 play The Dybbuk — or at least in this English translation (from the Yiddish) by Fernando Peñalosa — there are two mentions in Act I of a "twice-uttered name of God": ...
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'Hole in sheet' myth VS Nedarim 20a,b and Gur accounts

First, sorry to rehash this old canard. Second, I'm aware this topic has been addressed here: Origin of myth about the hole in the sheet? However, that addresses R' Yose ben Chalafta's behaviour, and ...
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How do I find "Frum" Authors and their Novels on Amazon Kindle?

I am a big reader. Was only able to find around 30 novels in Amazon Kindle through searching by these 3 authors: Ruth Benjamin, Chaim Walder, & Ruthie Pearlman. Where do I get a full list of "...
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Where can I find this Besht quote

In Elie Wiesel's book Gates of the Forest he relates a story about the Baal Shem Tov the ends with the words: "G-d made man because he loves stories". Can anyone please help me with locating ...
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During which plague did the Baal Shem Tov advise writing a Sefer Torah

The United for Protection campaign says: In the times of the Baal Shem Tov a terrible disease swept through his town of Mezibush. (…) Only by uniting together in the creation of a new Torah scroll, ...
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Is one allowed to publicize stories about Rabbis without asking them first?

THe approach of learning Halochos or Middos or behaviors from observing Tzaddikim's behavior alone is very common in our literature and is even rooted in Gemmorah (Brochos 62): תניא אמר רבי עקיבא פעם ...
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Source for story about a boy who asked to be given a scar on his face instead of it being given to his wife [closed]

I remember once hearing a story, the gist of which is: Once there was a young girl who was going to be mugged/ accosted by a bandit. A similar aged boy saw what was about to happen, and was able to ...
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Source of story about the Vilna Gaon and immigration policy

Internet Judaism gadfly Dov Bear related the following story about the Vilna Gaon on Facebook, saying he'd heard it somewhere, and asked if anyone knows a source for it. The great Gaon of Vilna sat ...
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Source for a Chassidic story

I recall this story about a rebbe who is given a Sefer by some Malach. Or maybe he wrote it himself, I don't remember. He tells his chassidim that if any of them copy it, they will be sent to gehinom. ...
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What neis hapenned to Baal Shem Tov on Achron shel Pesach?

I have heard a special miracle is commemorated at Seudas HaBesh"t (third meal) on the last day of Pesach. What hapenned to Baal Shem Tov on Achron shel Pesach?
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Chassidim selling their silver ataros to bail their Rebbe from prison

Today is Yud-Tes Kislev, the anniversary of the day the Alter Rebbe of Lubavitch1 was released from prison. I once heard that his chassidim sold their silver ataros on their tallisos to pay for his ...
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Not to sweep floor on day of traveling (source)

I just heard in the name of Rabbi Moncowits in Montreal that on day of traveling it is forbidden to sweep the floor. Because he once was in an accident and the Lubavicher Rebbe told him it was ...
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the Alter Rebbe's daughter had a male soul

What is the source that the Alter Rebbe's daughter (Fraida) had a male soul? I heard in a shiur that the alter rebbe said that his daughter has a male soul (I guess similar to this) Is this true (...
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R' Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev - Story About the Surname "Derbaremdiker"

There are descendants of the renown Hasidic rebbe, R' Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev with the surname Derbaremdiker (דערבארעמדיקער) which means "the Merciful One" in Yiddish and refers to Hashem. I once ...
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Baal HaTanya making kidush and a kvart of vodka

I was told of a story about the Alter Rebbe in which once he did not have wine and cups during Shabbos day, and so he made kiddush on a quart of vodka. What is the full story? Please give the most ...
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Story about Nachman of Breslov on the holiness of Eretz Yisrael

I heard a story (I think it was recorded by Reb Noson) about either a Shabbes of Yomtov when Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was sick, and many students came to visit him. He was too weak to deliver an ...
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The cow of the Tzadik from Strelisk

When I was young, I read the following story / parable: Every evening, the Tzadik of Strelisk comes home after the evening prayer and feeds his cow. Every evening in the same hour. One evening,...
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Did R. Shlomo Yosef Zevin provide sources for his stories?

In a letter to R' Shlomo Yosef Zevin, the Lubavitcher Rebbe asked Rabbi Zevin to include sources for the stories he compiled in his Sipurei Chassidim. You can see parts of the letter (printed in ...
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Question based on a story which implies not being able to say Kiddush Levana on a moving boat

The Story of the Alter Rebbe requesting from the gentile to stop the boat so he could say Kiddush Levana (paragraph 7), stresses the point that the Alter Rebbe would only say Kiddush Levana once the ...
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Source for the Baal Shem Tov's idea of seeing one's own flaw in others?

I recently heard the following story a few times and was wondering if anyone had a source for the story. The story is that the Baal Shem Tov said that if you see a fellow Jew breaking Shabbos it ...
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Do you get credit for unintentional mitzvot?

I have heard stories such as A wealthy man felt like abandoning his Judaism and went to the kotel to 'say his goodbyes'. There he saw a chasid davening with such fervor and tears that the wealthy ...
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Why are there so many made-up stories about rebbes?

There is a popular chasidish saying that goes something like, “One who believes all the stories told about the Ba'al Shem Tov is a fool; one who does not believe they could have occurred is an ...
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Looking for more information about a story of positive atheism/heresy

In a 2006 article (original link no longer available), Rabbi Jonathan Sacks tells the following story: “DO YOU believe,” the disciple asked the rabbi, “that God created everything for a purpose?” “I ...
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Which rabbi was it who checked a person's identity by asking where he sat in shul?

The story goes something like ... A few days after his wedding, a man disappeared without a trace. Many years later, a mysterious man showed up back in town, claiming to be him. He looked ...
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Hasidish Steganography

I know that many Hasidic stories contain similar themes and ideas, and was wondering if anyone had heard of something particular I came across in a story. In this story, two Hasidic Rabbis were in ...
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