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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    Returned from the Next World

    From the book The Father of Israel

    "I’ve brought a family member here who experienced clinical death this week and saw the rabbi in the Heavenly Court above,” said the man. Rabbi Eliyahu didn’t appear to get excited about what he had just heard.

    No Rabbi | Tamuz 27 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    Making Flies Disappear

    The absence of flies and mosquitoes in that room made such an impression that Mr. Weinberger even asked his tenant about it.

    No Rabbi | Tamuz 23 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    A Distressed Woman Prays

    From the book The Father of Israel

    Rabbi Eliyahu noticed a woman in her thirties, an immigrant from Morocco, sitting with a book of Psalms in her hand. So he requested that someone would ask her what she was doing there.

    No Rabbi | Tamuz 13 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    Ayatollah Khomeini’s Mikveh

    From the book The Father of Israel

    The rise of Ayatollah Khomeini to power caused a huge wave of anti-Semitism against Israel and against Jews in general. n particular, the Jewish women suffered. When they had to go to the mikveh, the non-Jews would harass and bother them, turning their lives into a nightmare.

    No Rabbi | Tamuz 8 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    The Rebbe’s Shtender

    From the book The Father of Israel

    The connection between Rabbi Eliyahu and the Lubavitcher Rebbe was wondrous. The two of them had a strong spiritual connection, and aside from the all the well-known connections between them, there were also many more, hidden connections.

    No Rabbi | Sivan 29 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    The Path of the Righteous is as the Light of Dawn

    From the book The Father of Israel

    Every time I aimed the camera in the direction of the Rav, a great light appeared. When I moved the camera away from the Rav, the light vanished, and so on and so forth.

    No Rabbi | Sivan 22 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    The son of the king

    The sheikh in charge of the Cave of the Patriachs in Hebron shouted "You show no respect to the holy place!". Everyone was silent – apart from one.

    No Rabbi
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    A Blessing for the Arabs

    When an Arab cab drove close to Rabbi Eliyahu all the passengers were tense. How did the Rabbi respond and who were these Arabs?

    No Rabbi | Iyar 29 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    Seeing The Mezuzot

    After the second scribe assured the Mezuzot were Kosher the man was quite upset, why did Rabbi Eliyahu send him to check his Mezuzot?

    No Rabbi | Iyar 23 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    And the Heavens Answered Amen!

    From the book "The Father of Israel"

    From the book "The Father of Israel"

    No Rabbi | Nissan 25 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    Saving Shidduchim, Where It Counts

    Rabbi Eliyahu was acquainted with a certain rabbi who liked to check the suitability of shidduchim based on the couple's names. He warned the rabbi how dangerous and problematic his method was, begging him to cease and desist.

    No Rabbi | Nissan 3 5782
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    Gemilut Chasadim

    A Matter of Life and Death

    One morning, Shmuel heard someone arguing with Rabbi Yehudah Mutzafi, Rabbi Eliyahu's assistant. He was telling her that Rabbi Eliyahu had to leave and that she should come back the following day. But she was insistent, explaining that her question was concerning a matter of life and death.

    No Rabbi | Adar II 24 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    Stepping into the Rabbi’s Shoes

    Mordechai went out into the street and saw the mother of one of the Yeshiva students crying. “Why are you crying?” he asked her.

    No Rabbi | Adar II 17 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    Controlling Flights, Directing Journeys

    From the book The Father of Israel

    The director wouldn't let it rest. "But why is someone obligated? I don't understand. Let the rabbi say whatever he says and the questioner do whatever he wants." Rabbi Eliyahu just smiled. "Wait. You'll soon understand."

    No Rabbi | Adar II 12 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    The Rav’s Neighbor

    One day, when I was wandering around the Mahane Yehudah market, I saw a picture of Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu hanging up at one of the stalls. I thought to myself, "That rabbi looks really similar to my neighbor - I wonder if he knows him?"

    No Rabbi | Adar II 10 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    Rebuke Wrapped in Candy

    What was the sweetest slap you ever recieved?

    No Rabbi | Adar I 27 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    An Unusual Circumcision

    One Shabbat, a mohel came to Rabbi Eliyahu with a question. He was supposed to be performing a brit that day, but just an hour earlier, the father of the baby told him that his son had been born by Caesarian section and so the bris should be on Sunday. What was Rabbi Eliyahu's solution?

    No Rabbi | Adar I 22 5782
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    Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

    Spreading Torah behind Bars

    In a world rife with fake news and media so biased that it cannot be trusted or considered remotely objective, people would be forgiven for thinking that yellow journalism is a modern-day plague. But it even affected Rabbi Eliyahu numerous times over the years…

    No Rabbi | Adar I 13 5782
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    The Marital Relationship

    An Intimate Conversation

    Is there any problem with having an intimate conversation with a woman who isn't your wife? Does it harm the connection with one's wife? Based on an article by rabbi Yoni Lavi.

    No Rabbi | Sivan 13 5781
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