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    Chassidic Tales

    When the Bobover Found the Torn Page from Sanhedrin

    the story of the time during World War 2 when the Bobover Rebbe found himself in the office of a General, he miraculously saw a torn page from Massechta Sanhedrin and as he held it close to him he felt like he had all the riches in the world. Today, one of the most beautiful parts of a Jewish home is the walls lined with Sefarim, the question we have to ask ourselves is 'how much simcha does it give us?'

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Sivan 29 5781
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    Sweet Bobover Style Decrees

    An insight into the beautiful way the Bobover Rebbe cared for Am Yisrael, especially in times of difficulty and what we can learn from that ourselves today.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Sivan 16 5781
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    2 min
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    A Bobover Welcome to Mashiach

    A story of what happened just a number of weeks before the start of World War 2 at a great convention for the leading Rabbis in Poland, the topic was 'How are we going to great Moshiach?' and the Bobover Rebbe, who had approximately 10,000 Yeshiva bochurim, spoke about the tears that will bring Moshiach.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Iyar 15 5781
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    Are We Still Beautiful?

    Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz

    An inspiring story of the time when Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev summoned the whole city of Berditchev to the shul to receive blessings and a broken-hearted woman's plea inspired Reb Levi to plea to Hakadosh Baruch Hu on behalf of Am Yisrael..

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Iyar 8 5781
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    2 min
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    The Post-Immersion Glow

    An insightful conversation about holiness and yearning between two great friends Reb Mendel of Vitebsk and Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, whilst they were sitting in the holy court of the Maggid of Mezritch in Mezeritch.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Iyar 7 5781
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    A Berdichever First Impression

    When Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev became the Rav of the well-established community in Berditchev and how he made his first impression as someone extremely and incredibly special.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Nissan 26 5781
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    2 min
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    The Spit into R' Levi Yitzchak's Face

    Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz

    The powerful story of the time when Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev was walking down the street with his chassidim and a masnagid was walking by and spat in his face! When the Rebbe did not even react, the chassidim could not believe it and asked him, so he gave them a lesson on happiness that they were not expecting.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Nissan 24 5781
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    3 min
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    Reb Levi Yitzchak - Maybe I'm Right

    Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz

    An incredible conversation between the great tzaddik Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev and someone struggling tremendously with their relationship with God and Judaism, and demonstrates to us how to have the space to hear another opinion.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Nissan 3 5781
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    3 min
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    When Reb Sassover Tasted Reb Levi Yitzchak's Righteousness

    Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz

    A deeply motivating story of the two greatest friends, Reb Moshe Leib of Sassov and Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, both great lovers of Am Yisrael and both always wanting to see the good in people.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Nissan 3 5781
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    2 min
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    A Zonenfeld Recommendation

    Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz

    In the time that the great Chief Rabbi, Reb Yosef Chaim Zonenfeld, was approached by a new school for a letter of recommendation and he asked them a deep and insightful question, if they felt that their institution could produce Moshiach?

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Adar 23 5781
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    2 min
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    Reb Zusha's Vidui

    Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz

    A special story from Reb Elimelech about his brother Reb Zusha, it is one of the most beautiful descriptions of what went on their household, as Reb Elimelech describes going to sleep in the same room as Reb Zusha as he did his daily Cheshbon Hanefesh, the accounting of his soul.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Adar 19 5781
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    2 min
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    R' Yosef Karo's Fast

    Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz

    The time when the Holy Beis Yosef, Reb Yosef Karo fasted for a few days to gain understanding on the difficult Rambam he was learning and what was then revealed to him in a dream.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Adar 17 5781
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    3 min
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    The Minyan that was made for Reb Dovid Leikes

    Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz

    The story of when Reb Dovid Leikes was travelling to spend Rosh Hashana with his beloved Rebbe, the Baal Shem Tov Hakadosh and his wagon suddenly broke down.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Adar 13 5781
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    3 min
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    Rosh Hashana Herring Story

    Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz

    he story of what happened to the Baal Shem Tov Hakadosh's top student when he became very sick just before Rosh Hashanah.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Adar 3 5781
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    Reb Zusha's Inreach

    The Noam Elimelech, Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk refers his top esteemed student Reb Yaakov Yitzchak Horowitz to his brother Reb Zusha; to learn the one area left for him to learn, how to help & advise someone who is sinning.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Shvat 29 5781
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    2 min
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    A Ba'al Shem Tov Dart to the Heart

    Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz

    the story of what happened between the Holy Ba'al Shem Tov Hakodosh and a group of opposing philosophers whilst debating the authenticity of the Torah.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Shvat 26 5781
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    1 min
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    The Apter's Tombstone

    Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz

    A beautiful insight about the Apter Rebbe on which mitzvah he wanted inscribed on his tombstone.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Shvat 26 5781
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    2 min
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    An Apter - Riminover Pre Shluff Conversation

    Chassidic Tales with Rav Shlomo Katz

    A thought provoking conversation held deep in the middle of the night between two very close friends, The Rebbe and The Apter Rebbe.

    Rabbi Shlomo Katz | Shvat 26 5781
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