Stories & Legends

Organic Torah: Transcendent Letters

By Rabbi Nathan Margalit

There is an important commentary by the Piazetzner Rebbe in which he talks about getting our spirituality into our whole beings. Though his commentary starts on the story of Noah, it includes a very interesting… Continue reading

The Book of Esther

Persepolis

By Robert J. Littman

The Book of Esther has been called one of the strange books of the Bible. There is no reference to God in the entire book. The story is one of the few books of the Bible… Continue reading

Moshe the Miser

As told by Reb Daniel Lev

 

Moshe was a wealthy butcher and the town miser – he was so stingy that even the most miserable, and accomplished, beggar would be completely ignored as Moshe walked down the street. Shnorers… Continue reading

The Kabeel’s Donkey – A Children’s Story

By Rabbi Daniel Lev

Once upon a time in old Yemen there was a town where Jews and Muslims lived in peace.  It was called Dhamar. The king of Yemen would assign a Mayor (called a Kabeel) to each… Continue reading

The Ba’al Shem Tov Reads A Holy Book

by Rabbi Daniel Lev

The Ba’al Shem Tov, also known by his acronym “BeSHT,” inspired the founding of the Hassidic spiritual movement of the eighteenth century. He brought great innovations into the religious identity and practice of the common… Continue reading

All the Way to Simchat Torah!

Contributed by Rabbi Daniel Lev, adapted from Reb Shlomo Carleback

Elyah the Chassidic shoe maker was in a quandary – what should he do!? Here he was on Erev Yom Kippur, on the eve of the holiday, and he had… Continue reading

And G!d Spoke

Contributed by Rabbi Daniel Lev

Why is it that the Jewish master, Reb Zusha, never recalled any of the Torah wisdom he heard from his Rebbe, Dov Ber, the Maggid of Meseritch? I know that you’re burning to know this… Continue reading

Reb Naftali, the Healing Rebbe

Contributed by Rabbi Daniel Lev

Chaim was a sensitive ten-year-old boy who lived with his humble parents in the river town of Shplotz. Sadly, Chaim was not able to run around like other kids in town because he had been… Continue reading

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  • Passover, Questions and Pulling Ourselves Together
    Passover is a time for transformation. We start in our own homes but we are working on transformations that the world needs. We are telling a story which takes us out of our isolation and puts our lives into relationship to a larger picture, and shift of perspective makes all the difference. One of the […]
  • Paradigm-Shifting Conversations: Healing Ourselves and the World
    As we witness and experience the epidemics of addiction, loneliness, political fragmentation and the environmental disasters of climate change and mass extinction it is becoming abundantly clear that our present course is not sustainable. In these seven webinars from winter 2017 to spring 2018, Organic Torah founder Rabbi Natan Margalit, Ph.D. talks with leaders in […]