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Stories

Goldie’s Stories – Episode 14

December 13, 2008

During the time of the Alter Rebbe, the first Lubavitcher Rebbe, there were many who opposed the teaching of Chassidus, that is, Jewish Mysticism. Some of these opponents trumped up charges that resulted in the Alter Rebbe’s arrest. This week we hear some stories from the first imprisonment of the Alter Rebbe. This story comes […]

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Goldie’s Stories – Episode 13

December 6, 2008

This week we hear the story of a student of the Baal Shem Tov and the directive that the student was given to follow after the Baal Shem Tov’s death. This story comes from Volume 3 of Extraordinary Chassidic Tales, an unfortunately out of print series of books.

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Goldie’s Stories – Episode 12

November 22, 2008

This week is Thanksgiving in the USA. So this week we have a story of Herschel of Osteropol and a goose dinner…or foot to be specific. Story is based on the book The Adventures of Herschel of Ostropol retold by Eric A Kimmel.

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Goldie’s Stories – Episode 11

November 15, 2008

This week we read an unusual story about Reb Shmuel Munkis, involving sorcerers, whisky and a trip to Liozna. This story comes from the Early Chassidic Personalities series book on Reb Shmuel Munkis, by Rabbi Sholom D. Avtzon

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Goldie’s Stories – Episode 10

November 8, 2008

This week we read a story about Herschel of Osteropol a common character in the folklore of Eastern European Jews. His stories always have a bit of wit and cleverness. This telling of the story is based on the one found in the book The Adventures of Herschel of Ostropol retold by Eric A Kimmel

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Goldie’s Stories – Episode 9

November 1, 2008

This week’s story is a modern day story that takes place in Tel Aviv and is taken from Tuvia Bolton’s Torah Online weekly mailing.http://www.ohrtmimim.org/Torah_default.asp (Reference for the video: tefillin)

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Goldie’s Stories – Episode 8

October 25, 2008

During the time of the Tzemach Tzedek, the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, there were many women who’s husbands had abandoned them without giving them a writ of divorce. This left them without their husband and without the ability to remarry. These women are called agunot. This week we read a story about how the Tzemach Tzedek, […]

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Goldie’s Stories – Episode 7

October 18, 2008

This week we read a story about the Tzemach Tzedek, the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, and the work he did with the Cantonists and in helping others avoid that fate. For those who don’t already know about the Cantonists there’s a bit of an introduction to that period of history at the beginning of the episode. […]

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Goldie’s Stories – Episode 6

October 11, 2008

This week we read a story about Reb Shmuel Munkis and the Kabbalistic question he gives to his fellow traveler. This story comes from the Early Chassidic Personalities series book on Reb Shmuel Munkis, by Rabbi Sholom D. Avtzon

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Goldie’s Stories – Episode 5

October 4, 2008

Last week we read a story about the Rebbe Maharash, the fourth Lubavitcher Rebbe. This week we read an Erev Yom Kippur story about his wife Rebbetzin Rivkah, her son, and her grandson. This story is taken from Extraordinary Chassidic Tales, an unfortunately out of print series of books.

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