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The Slavita Brothers had to run through a gauntlet of soldier’s kicks, punches, etc and yet they stopped to pick up their Yarmulka Kippah

full story in link below https://www.chabadsb.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/62962/jewish/The-Yarmulke.htm or in book format http://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ey-brot
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Munkatcher Rebbe blows shofar on erev rosh hashona for grandson. Asks Hashem for Moshiach

The Munkatcher Rebbe had a grandson, Dovid Tzvi, whom he loved very much. During Elul the Munkatcher Rebbe would blow the shofar after Davening. Later in his room, his grandson would ask for the shofar to be blown again. And he would comply. However,...
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Betzalel Schiff wears tzitzis despite it’s danger. Gets “caught” by school nurse.

R’ Betzalel Schiff tells the story of his youth, growing up in Communist Russia. The school principal came to our class one day together with the school nurse. It was actually quite unusual for them to visit a classroom together. The principal informed...
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R’ Meir Raphaels gave up all his money to buy tzitzis

R. Meir Raphaels, a Chossid of the Alter Rebbe, was once on the road. He stopped the wagon because his tzitzit were possul and did not want to continue on his way until they were fixed. So he stayed put for many hours. In the evening, he saw a Jew coming...
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Soldier’s life was saved because he went to wash negel vaser

There was once a soldier who resolved to always wash his hands for negel vaser before eating bread. One time there was no water around and he went out to find water. When he returned to his base he saw that a bomb had landed on the base and he was the...
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Matzliach the Merchant gives up everything for water to wash negel vaser

“The time has come for me to depart this world,” the father whispered to his son, Matzliach. “But before I die, I wish to impart to you something I was told by own father before he passed away: Choose one mitzva (commandment) to observe...
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The Rebbe stopped a kid from being bullied

by Rabbi Sholom Avtzon The United Lubavitcher Yeshiva, when it was on Bedford and Dean and then when it moved to Ocean Parkway, always accepted children that were not from Lubavitch families. Some of the students continued in the system, others did not....
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Beis Yosef felt bad when he saw others learning his chiddush with ease. Arizal told him not to feel bad as it was his hard work that had earned him the zechus to be the one to have this chiddush

The author of the Shulchan Aruch is called the Beis Yosef. In order to write his important sefer, he needed to work very hard to make sure he understood every halacha that is said in the Gemara, along with the questions and answers about it (which...
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story of onkelos – mezuzah protects you

During the period when the Jews suffered bitterly under the rule of the hated Emperor Hadrian who quelled the uprising of Bar Kochba, razed the great city of Bethar and murdered many Jews, among them Rabbi Akivah (approximately in the year 3880, 52 years...
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power of tzedaka! giving tzedaka to a yeshiva saved a man’s life

Rabbi Shlomo Kazarnovsky was a Chasid of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn. Many years ago, Rabbi Kazarnovsky and the previous Rebbe’s son-in-law, Rabbi Shmaryahu Gurary, were sent on a mission to Toronto, Canada....
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Shirley Chisholm congress woman was dissappointed at being appointed to agricultural department. The Rebbe told her to take advantage of the opportunity and she created WIC

When Shirley Chisholm was elected in 1968 to represent New York’s 12th District, which included her own neighborhood of Crown Heights, she made headlines as the first African-American woman elected to Congress. However, she soon found her congressional...
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We should ask for Moshiach. R’ Volf Kitzes said to Avrohom Avinu that the Jews are ok in golus

R’ Volf Kitzes was a great Chossid of the Baal Shem Tov. R’ Volf always had a strong desire to go to Eretz Yisroel. But he didn’t want to separate from the Baal Shem Tov. However, his desire to go to Eretz Yisroel gave him no rest and he decided...
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R’ Avrohom Chechanov would buy a new kinos each year

R Avraham of Chechanov would buy a new copy of kinos every year because after 9 av he would put his in sheimos, saying “I’m sure moshiach will come this year and I won’t need it”
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R’ Mendel Horodoker could smell Moshiach

After the passing of Rabbi DovBer of Mezeritch in 1772, Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Horodok led a group of chassidim to settle in the Holy Land. One day, a somewhat deluded individual climbed the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem and sounded a shofar. Soon...
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Kids announced arrival of guest and Yismach Moshe thought it was Moshiach

One day, the Yismach Moshe’s household received notice that their beloved son-in-law, later known as the author of the Aryeh D’vei Ila’a, was going to visit. They rejoiced at the news and began preparing for the important guest. The Yismach...
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Yismach Moshe was always ready for Moshiach come. Food and clothing packed.

The Yismach Moshe’s tremendous longing for the Geula was expressed in actions too. All his life he was particular about leaving a bundle of matzos and a bottle of wine in a basket that was tied to his bed, so that if Moshiach came, he would be ready...
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Yismach Moshe wouldn’t buy a new home b/c moshiach could come at any moment

Throughout the years, a fire burned in the Yismach Moshe with longing for the Geula. He could not be diverted from the subject. He would constantly pray and talk about Yemos HaMoshiach and would cry and mourn about the churban of the Beis HaMikdash and...
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Moshol of king who is exiled, why Chasidim don’t mourn the beis hamikdosh

Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, the “Yismach Moshe” (1759-1841), from the town of Ujhely, was the progenitor of the Satmar and Sighet dynasties. All his life centered on yearning for the Geula and the coming of Moshiach. He was not diverted from this for...
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The Chozeh of Lublin’s clock reminds of moshiach

THE CHOZEH’S CLOCK as told by Rabbi Michel Twerski Shlita of Milwaukee When the holy Chozeh of Lublin passed away (on Tisha B’av), all of his Chassidim found themselves in a time of extreme aveilus [mourning]. It seemed to them that there...
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