Mystic Stories

Wonders and Inspiration from Kabbalists, Chasidic Rebbes, remarkable Jews

The Astonished Messenger
How a non-chassidic rabbi helps with some very chassidic tasks.
A Memory Beverage
A Memory Beverage
Rabbi Yosef Karo cautioned Rabbi Moshe Alsheich: "Your student Chaim Vital is remarkable. Be exceptionally careful."
Risk and Rescue
“If you come again on behalf of your Jews, I will kill you!”
The Holy Ari Honors a Younger Man
Rabbi Chaim Vital gaped in amazement. His mentor, the holy Ari of Tzfat, stood up for a man younger than him, and a lesser scholar?
Two Orphans and Their Wedding Presents
Each of the unexpected guests presented himself as a relative of one of the orphans.
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