Below is the grave site of one of the most greediest, miserly individuals who lived in the city of Krakow, Poland back in the 17th century. His grave is outside the cemetery because the people and rabbi of this city refused to bury him properly because of his  refusal to give charity.

His name was Yossele and he is known as the Holy Miser.

The story below explains why a man of such greed was considered holy.

It runs about 16 minutes.

Click on the image or the link to listen.


Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach – Yossele The Holy Miser

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4 Responses

  1. Wendy Esther Fowler says:

    Beautifully told story of Yossele The Holy Miser. It made me weep!

  2. Reshma A. Samuel says:

    the ones with righteous-intent do have a way of sensing whether the ‘story/stories’ is “truth”- the factual {&not interpreter} story-teller discerns the level [even unconscious levels/] of trueness in the listener/s & narrates the story/stories to gradually or immediately open minds to possibilities, broaden awareness, defy the established-nonsense of others’ or mere fantasy………a story that equals ‘truth’ [plural-truths of life] is truly transformative- its like what a poet said about poetry [that the person knew it was poetry due to the impact-a physiological-impact, blood-curdling ….]- thankyou for sharing

  3. Gleiciano says:

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  4. jason says:

    it’s a true story- I am descended from Rabbi Yom Tov Lippmann Heller (z’l) who is buried right next to Yossele in the Jewish cemetery in Krakow, Poland. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yossele_the_Holy_Miser

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