How did Rabi Mordechay Eliyahu ZTL succeed in convincing a Jewish boy not to marry a non-Jewish girl?
" If the mitzvah is the motive, then the words of anyone who has Yirat Shamayim are heard, but the second time your real motive was money, so your words were not heard..."
The Torah giant Rabbi Shmuel Eliezer Eidels, better known as the Maharsha, faithfully fulfilled the commandment to delve into the Torah day and night. So when the local Jew-hater planned a scheme against the Jews, he tried to spring a trap on the one night a year that the Rabbi didn't study...
The still-hiding nephew is shocked to see the Chafetz Chaim, at the end of his long performance, suddenly begin weeping and pounding on his chest, “You are still alive, and you have the ability to merit the World to Come! Why do you not repent?!”