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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.

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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" )


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

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"The Farmer's Unmarried Daughter"

Yankel became a staunch admirer of the Baal Shem Tov, traveling to Mezibuz whenever he had any questions about farming techniques.

Connection: This Friday, the 15th of the Jewish month of-Menachem Av, when the unmarried "daughters of Jerusalem and Zion" would wear borrowed white dresses and dance together in the outskirts of Jerusalem, in the hope of being discovered by their destined soul mate. Therefore, this date is known as "Jewish Matchmaking Day.
(For a deep dive into the historical and mystical significance of this occasion, see Appendix C in my 2nd book, "Festivals of the Full Moon.")


LAST week's Story


"The Most Mysterious & Extraordinary Wedding Present"

"Now for the wedding gifts from the bride's family..." and waited for the Seer of Lublin to answer.

Connection: Seasonal - Tisha b'Av is also the (209th) yahrzeit of the Seer of Lublin.

NEXT week's Story


"A Walking Miracle"

"Even my father, who was not always able to accompany me to my regular hospital check-ups, came along to see what miracles might occur this time."

CONNECTION: The mitzvah of mezuzah is mentioned twice in the Torah, in last week's and this week's Torah reading. Both verses are incorporated into the Shma Yisrael prayer.


Audio stories

Brief bio notes of the story heroes

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