My late grandfather, reb Zalman Serebryanski, would repeat the time-worn adage “a Chassid is a soldat (soldier).”
Latterly the women had had to make the bed from time to time, and air the room, when reb Shemuel was at synagogue.
Let us enter one of the houses, that of reb Mordecai Winenki.
The hands of reb' Lebe were large, and his beard was not half a handful.
When reb Mordecai concluded his sad narration, all about him were in tears.
It's too far for him, reb Shimme, the new-fashioned people want to be led; they want to be announced by a vally.
This head of his, "reb" Yankel used to say, was stuffed with hay or feathers.
reb Shimme, should I drive him in with the white or the black horse?
But in our village there was still one to be found—only one, and it belonged to "reb" Henzel.
Of course they talked about reb Shloimeh; nobody could make out what had come to him all of a sudden.
A white Southerner (1862+)