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Spiritual Tales

Come, share and learn Spiritual Tales. They transcend the boundaries of many faith communities. Spiritual Tales touch the heart, mind and soul of the listener.

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Latest Activity: 17 hours ago

A short story, To Give Tzedakah or Loans

A short story, To Give Tzedakah or Loans, who helps the poor is blessed six fold, who gives him morale is blessed...

"Do you know what that means to them. When I, the holy rabbi, offer them a loan? It means that I believe in them…Even though they fallen to the lowest place...”

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Kos Shel Eliyahu - Elijah’s Cup

Kos Shel Eliyahu - Elijah’s Cup - A short Pesach/Passover story of a woman’s faith and the kos shel Eliyahu (Elijah’s Cup) and her husband who was spiritually asleep …Continue

Started by Rachmiel Tobesman 17 hours ago.

A Collection of Freilechen Purim Stories

A Freilechen Purim Stories - Purim stories for all to enjoy and share with others. The threat of violence and a sense of foreboding has led many to prayer as in the days of Purim…Continue

Started by Rachmiel Tobesman Mar 8.

Katanya – A Jewish Thubelina Tale from Turkey

Katanya – A Jewish Folk Tale from Turkey - A Jewish Thumbelina type folktale from Turkey. Katanya, though small in stature is great in faith as she faces each day with songs from her heart. …Continue

Started by Rachmiel Tobesman Jan 26.

The Groom Who Vanished – A Jewish Ghost Story

The Groom Who Vanished – A Jewish Ghost Story - It is said that "Olam Haba is a guta zach (the World to Come is a good thing) Lernen Toirah is a besser zach (learning Torah is a better thing)" …Continue

Started by Rachmiel Tobesman Jan 20.

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Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on September 10, 2014 at 7:38pm

short story for Rosh haShanah, Computers, Pride and the Twice Sewn Coat, Are we ready to unplug and really interact?

Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on September 1, 2014 at 3:29pm

The Eishes Chayil, the Woman of Valor, sets the tone of love,  and spirituality for all those around her. Her wisdom can even challenge the Angel of Death.

Read the short story of a woman’s faith, love and wisdom, A Woman of Valour Saves From Death, share your comments and thoughts

Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on August 26, 2014 at 12:13am

have you seen the video, Introduction to Jewish Stories,

What do you think?

Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on November 10, 2013 at 11:51am
short medieval story, The Gardener and the Bird of Wisdom,

Though you have chosen to act without wisdom I will remind you: ‘There is gold, and abundance of costly stones; but the lips informed by knowledge are a precious jewel. (Proverbs 20:15) The desire of the righteous ends only in good; the expectation of the wicked in anger.’ (Proverbs 11:23)


Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on October 29, 2013 at 12:16pm

The tales and stories of faith are filled with treasures that are becoming lost in a world where science, technology and mass media capture the attention of people. The storytellers of the sacred stories are lost in a society that looks for entertainment and not “lessons”.


When one looks for spiritual guidance they are often directed almost exclusively to the Scriptures or House of Worship, but the beauty and wonder become lost in a deluge of religious facts and things to memorize. One’s beliefs are like a fine gem. When one looks at a gem, they don’t look at just one facet, but the whole stone.


So introduces the story of, The Flawed Stone,, a short story of the gem of faith within everyone.

Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on October 6, 2013 at 6:33am

A short story about a humble man’s prayer offered with true humility, Prayer, Scales and Rain, an inspirational story about how a man lives prayer in his everyday life.

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Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on January 23, 2013 at 11:27pm

A short story of faith, The Rich Man, His Gold and Hope, medieval Jewish tale. Please share this story with others

Comment by Anne Alexander on July 13, 2012 at 7:49am

May your stories put hungry ones in touch with the Holy One.

Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on June 22, 2012 at 11:27am

Many talk and tell about Bible Stories, but sometimes tales about the Bible are just as powerful. Read a short story of limited knowledge of Torah/Scriptures/Bible and great blessings, A Story About The Book of Genesis,

Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on March 27, 2012 at 12:05am

Proverbs 10:7-"the remembrance of a saint is a blessing"-to mean that any mention of a saint, such as by telling a story about him, brings a double blessing.

Religious stories always have an underlying purpose, which is to inspire people with faith and communicate wisdom and values.

A prime requirement for religious storytelling is the realization and conviction that holy stories are not "simply stories" like any others. A person who does not sense their profound difference from profane stories-regardless of the latter's excellence or charm-is not fit to tell them. First, a storyteller with religious integrity will not pander to an audience, cutting and trimming tales to fit their taste. Second, a storyteller does not have a free hand to change things at will.

The difference between one storyteller and another; I have seen how a holy storyteller-someone on a high spiritual level-can take a story that I am familiar with, that appears to my eyes plain and dull, and can, so to speak, open it up to reveal its hidden light until it glows with holy charm.




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