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As told by Yerachmiel Tilles,
co-founder and first educational director of Ascent-of-Safed, originator and maintainer of this website, and managing editor of Kabbala Online. He has hundreds of published stories in many venues and in (at least) a half dozen languages. He tells them live in Tsfat (Safed) nearly every week, at his home on Friday evenings and at Ascent on Saturday nights.
To subscribe to his weekly email story, join his WhatsApp group for an additional audio story and video story,and/or to purchase any of his books, see the 3 announcements below.

The Ascent Story Weekly Mailing list is now in its 23rd year! It is updated on this site by Tuesday and emailed by Wednesday (including a printable PDF option).
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(For informtion on the hard-cover and soft-cover story collections of Y. Tilles, look to the right of the photo.
To join his WhatsApp stories group, see directly below)


The books of the

"Full Moon stories" series

by Yerachmiel Tilles

are available for purchase

in Jewish bookstores internationally,

and online on various booksellers' sites
(Google search on "Yerachmiel Michael Tilles" )


Amazon Yanki Tauber Batya Medad Daniel Keren Rivkah Lambert Adler



The Ascent storyteller WHATSAPP GROUP

a different Audio, Video and Print story each Saturday night!

To Join "TillesTells", or for more about

the WhatsApp group, CLICK HERE





"On the Way Down the Masada Snake Path"

The day was much hotter than forecasted, it must have been 90 degrees. So I was quite surprised to come across a man sitting alone on a stone bench, out in the open sun. Oddest of all - he was jabbing a scissor in his ear!

Connection: Just like in the Weekly Reading of Chukat (this past week in Israel; this week outside of Israel) - "The people did not have any water." (Num. 20:2)


LAST week's Story


"A Timely Delivery"

"The Rebbe blessed him and handed him two dollars, saying, "One for you, the second for the taxi driver."

Connection: This coming Shabbat is the 28th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

NEXT week's Story



Audio stories

Brief bio notes of the story heroes

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