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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.

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"Festivals of the Full


(Under the Full Moon" vol 2 -
holiday stories)

is now available for purchase

from ASCENT online and in Tsfat,
the publisher in Jerusalem (Koren);
Jewish bookstores internationally,
and on Amazon in both hardcover and Kindle editions.

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Book 1 of Yerachmiel Tilles's 3-volume set,

"Saturday Night, Full Moon"
, is also available for purchase on our KabbalaOnline-shop site, and through Koren, on Amazon, etc.


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A Young Billionaire's Priorities

His wealth was recently estimated at $2.6 billion; he tops Fortune Magazine's list of the world's most influential business people under the age of 40; he now observes Shabbat and loves every moment of it.

Connections (2): Seasonal -- On Sunday, Shavuot, we heard the Ten Commandments, including the fourth.
Weekly Reading -- The contributions of the wealthy tribal princes to the Mishkan (Sanctuary in the centuries before the Temple)


LAST Story


The Silent Storyteller

Shortly before his passed away on Shavuot 5520 (1760 C.E.), the holy Baal Shem Tov summoned his closest disciples, and instructed each of them what he should do afterwards.

Connection: Seasonal -- This Shavuot will be the 258th anniversary of the passing of the Baal Shem Tov.


NEXT week's Story


"If Only I Knew!"

"Request what you want; your wish will be fulfilled."

Connection: Weekly Reading of Baha'alotecha (Num. 11:5) -- "longing for the fish"


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