List of 13 stories for the upcoming holidays
from "Festivals of the Full
by Yerachmiel Tilles, the
partial Table of Contents
Part I. WEEKLY & MONTHLY (stories 1-6)
Shabbat - Rosh Chodesh
Part II. SPRING-SUMMER (stories 7-19)
Pesach, Lag b'Omer, Shavuot, Tisha b'Av
Part III. AUTUMN: Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur;
Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret-Simchat Torah
I. ROSH HASHANA
20 THE PRAYERBOOK OF SCREAMS
Written on cigarette paper in a Siberian prisoner-of-war camp
21 CAUGHT IN THE ACT
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev froze in his place. His face turned white
as a sheet. His eyes bulged.
22 MISTRESS OF THE BLESSINGS STAFF
The salvations that Rebbetzin Miriam-Chaya Moscovitz of Shotz, daughter of Rebbe
Meir of Premishlan, effected were substantial even in comparison with those
of the more famous wonder workers of the generation.
J. YOM KIPPUR
23 THE KNOCK BEFORE THE PRAYER
"Please! Amshinover Rebbe," begged the desparate couple, "ask
the priest, who respects you greatly, to delay until after Yom Kippur."
24 "FATHER KNEW YOU FROM YOUTH"
Rebbe Nota of Chelm looked at him patiently, a small smile playing on his lips,
and said, "Nu, ask."
25 THE FOREST CANTOR
"Comrade Officer! Excuse me, but I have to tell you that in the original
version, that song is sung differently."
26 THE UNPOPULAR TZADIK
The word began to spread that Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz was very, very special.
27 RETROACTIVELY KOSHER
The Rebbe, R. Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapira of Mogelnitz , stared at the vision
in front of him.
28 BACK FROM THE DEAD WITH A LULAV
"The Lubavitcher Rebbe walked past me without breaking stride. I felt like
I had just been thrown away."
29 THE DARKEST SUKKAH IN JERUSALEM
One Sukkot day, Rabbi Shlomo-David Kahane agreed to explain in his crowded sukkah
hut the reason for his strange custom.
L. SIMCHAT TORAH
30 REPERCUSSIONS OF WINE AND DANCE
Simchat Torah with the wife of the Baal Shem Tov and his daughter
31 DON'T MIX!
During the High Holidays the daughter of Rabbi Meir of Premishlan was severely
32 A VIRTUAL TORAH SCROLL
"That Jew sings so well; maybe he can dance too!"
Part IV. WINTER (stories 33-44)
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