22 Av 5781 / Saturday, July 31, 2021 | Torah Reading: Eikev
 
dot  Add to favorites   dot  Set as homepage  
 
   
    Create an account    |    Sign in
  
    My Account     Orders History     Help
 
 
  My Country:  
  United States   
 
   Language:  
  English   
 
   My Currency:  
  US Dollar   
 
   
Home Page Torah Portion Spirituality and Faith Foundations of Judaism Inspirational Stories Family & Daily Life Holidays and Fast Days Israel and Society
   Shabbat     Hitbodedut (Personal Prayer)     Holiness for Men and Women     Jewish Daily Life and Halacha             
 
  More  
 
 
 
Rabbinic Leaders  
 
HomeFoundations of JudaismRabbinic LeadersRabbi Moshe Leib Sassover
 
  Advanced Search
   Articles
 
   Search
 
            
 

Rabbi Moshe Leib Sassover    

Rabbi Moshe Leib Sassover



Date of Passing: 4-Shevat. Rabbi Moshe Leib was a disciple of Rabbi Shmelke of Nikolsburg. He excelled in love of God, Israel, and Torah.

 



Rabbi Moshe Leib Sassover
 
(4 Shevat 1807) Rabbi Moshe Leib was a disciple of Rabbi Shmelke of Nikolsburg, one of the greatest students of the Maggid of Mezeritch. He excelled in Love of God, Israel, and Torah, exemplifying the ideal of the Baal Shem Tov.

Rabbi Moshe Leib was born in Brod, Poland, a city known for its Torah scholarship, and was the son and grandson of great Torah scholars. He learned under the great Rabbi Shmelke of Nikolsburg and eventually became his closest disciple.
 
When Rabbi Moshe Leib left yeshiva, Rabbi Shmelke gave him three gifts: a white caftan, a loaf of bread, and a coin. On the way, he veered off the main road to find lodgings in a small village. He passed by a building and heard crying from a barred window. He quickly went over to the window and discovered a Jew imprisoned by his landlord for not paying a 300 ruble debt. Rabbi Moshe Leib threw his loaf of bread to the Jew, and then proceeded to the house of the powerful landowner. He said, “You must free that Jew immediately! Here’s a coin to redeem him.” The landowner laughed in his face – “One little coin for a three hundred ruble debt! What impudence! Get out of my house!”
 
Rabbi Moshe Leib left, but returned again later. He said, “You must free that Jew! Here’s a coin to redeem him!”
 
“Take that Jew and send him to the dogs!”, the Landowner commanded his servants. They picked Rabbi Moshe Leib up and threw him into the dog kennel. Rabbi Moshe Leib saw the eyes and teeth of the fierce hunting dogs and knew that if he didn’t act quickly, his end would be near. He immediately pulled out the white cloak his rebbe gave him and put it on. At the sight of him, the dogs immediately backed off in fear and cowered in a circle around him. The Landowner was frightened by the sight and understood that it was a supernatural phenomenon and freed Rabbi Moshe Leib.
 
Rabbi Moshe Leib however refused to leave until the landowner would let him redeem the imprisoned Jew. 
 
***
Editor's Note:
For a different version of the above story and other rescue attempts, read Emptying Purgatory.




New Comment    New Comment
   See More Articles By Breslev Israel staff
   Read more about Rabbinic Leaders




Top of article    Top of article       Email This Article    Email This Article          Share to Facebook       Print version    Print version


 Join the distribution list Join the distribution list
 
 
  
If you would like to receive other related articles or Breslev.co.il features via e-mail, please enter your e-mail address here:

   

 Related Articles Related Articles
 
 


  0 Talkbacks for this article     

Add Your CommentAdd Your Comment    Add Your Comment    

 
 
  
In Honor of:    In Memory of:
  
 
Like What You Read?
 
Help Breslev Israel spread the light of Rebbe Nachman
across the globe, and be a partner in making a better world.
 
Click here to support Breslev.co.il
  
 
 
 Products of the Day Products of the Day
 
 
 
 
Back  1 2 3  Next
 
 
 
 
  •  
     
  •  
     
  •  
     
  •  
     
  •  
     
 
Back  1 2 3  Next
 
 
 Most talked about Most talked about
 
 
 
 
Up  1 2 3  Down
 
 
 Most read Most read
 
 
 
 
Up  1 2 3  Down
 
 
 Facebook Facebook
 
 
 
 Mailing List Mailing List
 
 
 
Subscribe Here:   
 
   
 

 
 



  
 
 
open toolbar