Old Mendel Rosenbusch lives in a small house behind the synagogue in a country town. He is the most kind and generous man of God you could hope to meet.
All the children love Mendel he always has a bowl of delicious baked goods for them when they visit him on the Shabbat.
Now, decent, friendly people love Mendel without knowing what makes him so likable; while stingy, unfriendly people always frown at him without really knowing why. Mendel Rosenbusch seems to know everything, and he has a wonderful gift for reading peoples eyes their most secret thoughts.
You see, Mendel Rosenbusch has a secret. One night an angel appeared to him and gave him an ancient coin. When he carries the magic coin with him, he becomes invisible. That was the wonderful gift God gave him in return for being so kindhearted.
Do you wonder what Mendel Rosenbusch does with his magical invisibility?
Translated into English for the first time, this collection of contemporary folk tales was first published in 1929 Czechoslovakia.