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Hasidic Stories

A Note on Attributions

Story categories in this collection:

Stories of the Baal Shem Tov
Stories of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav
Stories of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev
Stories of Other Early Rebbes
Later Hasidic Rebbes
Stories of Rabbi Pesach Mendel
Stories of Our Times

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Stories of the Baal Shem Tov

The Baal Shem Tov and the Doctor, by Doug Lipman
The Baal Shem Tov and the Werewolf, by Gerald Fierst
The Baal Shem Tov Reveals Himself, by Micha Joseph Bin Gorion
The Blood Brothers, by Doug Lipman
The Forgotten Story, by Doug Lipman
How Do We Know?
The Last Temptation of a Kabbalist, by Eliahu Klein
Prayers That Were Sung in the Fields, by Micha Joseph Bin Gorion
Rabbi Gershon's Dream, by Doug Lipman
A Small Miracle, retold by Kathleen Mavournin
The Son of Rabbi Adam: A Tale of the Baal Shem Tov, by Doug Lipman
The Three Laughs, by Doug Lipman
The Trials of Eliezer, the story of the birth of the Baal Shem Tov
Winedrops on the Eyelashes, by Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi

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Stories of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

The Bitter Herbs, by Gedaliah Fleer
The Chandelier, by Gedalia Fleer
The King and the Emperor, translated by Arnold Band
The King and the Wise Man, translated by Arnold Band
The Rich Man, by Gedalia Fleer
The Prince Who Thought He Was a Turkey, by Gedaliah Fleer
The Sword of Wood, by Doug Lipman
The Thief, by Gedaliah Fleer
The Treasure under the Bridge, by Gedaliah Fleer

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Stories of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev

The Cantor Who Lost His Voice.
Defending His Property, by Doug Lipman.
Hearing the Music, by Doug Lipman.
Loosening the Stopper.
Pursuit.
The Rabbi's Blessing.
The Rabbi's Smile.
Reb Baruch's Tallit by Schlomo Carlebach and Susan Yael Mesinai. (Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev and Rabbi Baruch of Medzhibozh)
The Return.
The Two Generals.

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Stories of Other Early Rebbes

The Atonement, by Lawrence Kushner. (Rabbi Elimelekh of Lizhensk)
Half Way to Ending Poverty. (Rabbi Naftali of Ropchitz)
How I Learned to Study Torah. (Rabbi Aaron of Karlin)
The Lesson (Rabbi Zusya of Anapol)
The Missing Brother. (Rabbi Elimelekh and Rabbi Zusia)
The Real Jew, by Annette Labovitz & Eugene Labovitz.. (Rabbi Mendele Sokolover)
Who Has the Answer?. (Rabbi Dov Ber - the Maggid of Mezheritz - and Rabbi Zusya of Anipol)
Why Weren't You Zusia?. (Rabbi Zusya of Anipol)
The Wind by Schlomo Carlebach and Susan Yael Mesinai. (Rabbi Naftali of Ropchitz and Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak of Lublin, "The Seer")

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Later Hasidic Rebbes

The Dark Passover (Rabbi Israel of Rhizhin, Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotsk)
The Goose and the Rooster
The Horse's Reflection (Rabbi Meir of Premislan)
The Nigun (The Melody) by Peninnah Schram.
The Prison by S. Humphries-Brooks (Rabbi Simcha-Bunam of Pshis'cha and Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt)
The River Mystery by Doug Lipman
The Shortest Way (Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak of Karlitch)
Stories and Parables for Rosh Hashanah-Yom Kippur by Rabbi Eliahu J. Klein
Praying for Your Life (Rabbi Yehudah Tzvi of Stretyn)
Linking with the Spirit (Rabbi Bunem of Pirshis'cheh)
From the Depths of the Heart (as told in the tradition of Rabbi Eliezer of Komarno)
The Disappearing Shofar (Rabbi Israel of Rizhyn)
The Last Shofar of the Rizhiner (Rabbi Israel of Rizhyn)
The Power of Forgiveness: A Zohar Legend.
Under the Bed, by Schlomo Carlebach and Susan Yael Mesinai (Rabbi Avromole - Abraham - of Trisk)
The Wanderer's Funeral, by Doug Lipman
What is the Problem? (Rabbi Yisrael Salanter)
What Stories Should a Hasid Tell?, adapted by Doug Lipman (Rabbi Simcha-Bunam of Pshis'cha, the Baal Shem Tov)
Your Last Hour

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Stories of Rabbi Pesach Mendel

Original stories by Doug Lipman about a fictitious rabbi.

New! Angels Feel No Sorrow

The Angry Dancers
The Buttons on the Mountain
Can You See the Turning?
The Children Playing
The Fire of Joy
The Girl of the Flame
The Kitten
The Magic Fruit
The Man-Servant's Tale
On Strike
The Perfect Advice
The Wheat Doll

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Stories of Our Times

The Council of the Elders, by Howard Schwartz (Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi)
New! Good Morning, Herr Mueller, by Yaffa Eliach

The Man Who Was Always Late, by Howard Schwartz (Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi)
Mike's Dream, a contemporary Hasidic story
What About the Daughters?, by Doug Lipman

The Soul of Hope is a story with its own web site - which includes excerpts from this two-act Hasidic story.

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