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    The Happiness in Purim

    The Awesome Power of Purim

    t is known that the most important aspect of the holiday of Purim is happiness and joy – and sometimes, the very insight into Divine Providence alone is more joyous even than rescue and salvation!

    Rabbi Shmuel Holshtein | Adar 16 5781
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    The Seder Night

    The Mitzvah to Halt from Work

    The marriage of a young adherent of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef of Polonne is threatened by opposition to Hassidism. Until an elderly Count tells an incredible story...

    Rabbi Shmuel Holshtein | 5770
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    Other Great Leaders

    That a Cohen May Not Marry a Divorcee

    A few days later, a royal emissary of the Empress Maria Teresa appeared at the rabbi’s home. The surprised rabbi realized that the wealthy Jew had broken the convention by which Jews did not involve non-Jews in their inner disputes. He had no choice.

    Rabbi Shmuel Holshtein | 5769
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    The Laws of Pesach

    "Ushemartem et HaMatzot" - The Laws of Baking Matzot

    Rabbi Shmuel Holshtein | 5769
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    Other Great Leaders

    Equality before the Law

    Rabbi Shmuel Holshtein | 5769
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    The Essence of Rosh Hashana

    A Day of Judgment and Kindness

    “This revered day is the reason for the existence of the world, and it therefore deserves to be a holiday. However, because it is the day whereupon all creatures are judged, one should approach it with more trepidation than any of the other holidays.”

    Rabbi Shmuel Holshtein | Elul 5768
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    Sefirat Haomer

    Counting Seven Weeks - the Omer

    When Rabbi Mohilever entered the crowded lecture hall, he looked about at the numerous bareheaded pupils seated before him and began to speak: “I understand that you are proficient in math. Can anybody tell me what the count (“sefirah”) is today?”

    Rabbi Shmuel Holshtein | Nissan 5768
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    Passover - Pesach

    The Passover Guests Who Would Not Leave

    The father took the volume in his hand and opened it. “Toldot Yaakov Yosef” by Rabbi Yaakov Yosef of Polonne, the foremost disciple of the Holy Baal Shem Tov. He was seized with horror, for his son-in-law belonged to the sect of the Hassidim.

    Rabbi Shmuel Holshtein | Nissan 5768
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    The Laws of Pesach

    Clearing Out All Chametz

    When the rabbi asked if he did not fear being caught by the police, the merchant said that it was worth the risk in order to earn a living. Furthermore, he had full confidence in his ability to attain and sell smuggled goods without getting caught.

    Rabbi Shmuel Holshtein | 9 Nissan 5768
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    Passover - Pesach

    Ushemartem et HaMatzot

    The Laws of Baking Matzot

    The Laws of Baking Matzot

    Rabbi Shmuel Holshtein | 9 Nissan 5768
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    Series

    A Matter of Interest

    He handed the note to Reb Aryeh Leib. The latter looked at it and could not believe what he saw. It stated that the debtor agrees to return the loan with twenty-five percent interest. "This is a violation of the commandment not to charge interest!"

    Rabbi Shmuel Holshtein | Adar 1 5768
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    Megilat Esther

    Remembering Amalek, Destroying Amalek

    The Chofetz Chaim said, "Because we are approaching the time of the Messiah, and we will soon have to destroy the seed of Amalek, we are going to need a lot of strength. You must therefore stay fit so that you have the strength to carry out this task."

    Rabbi Shmuel Holshtein | 5767
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    Yom Kippur

    Yom Kippur - Some Lore and Some Law

    Whenever the Holy Rabbi Yechezkel of Kozmir met his good friend the Maggid of Koznitz, he would say to him, "Your father was amiable and God-fearing, but he was a simple Jew. What did he do to deserve such a righteous and learned son as yourself?"

    Rabbi Shmuel Holshtein | Tuesday, 6 Tishrei 5768
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