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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 26th 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






"Against All Odds"

The explanation we gave the Rebbe about the business is that we were having problems with the Israeli bureaucracy.

Connection (tenuous): Weekly reading of Toldot (ch. 26): Starting a business in Israel and succeeding despite government interference.


LAST week's Story


"No Payos Allowed"

Miriam simply did not yet agree to meet the young man; she first wanted to make sure that he was "in the ball park." She did not want to experience another evening of disappointment and frustration.

Connection: Weekly Reading of Chaye Sara: Matchmaking!


NEXT week's Story


"Full Synagogues and Empty Ones"

Of the thirty men gathered in the shul to say the morning prayers, most seemed to be conducting some type of business transaction.

Connection - Weekly Reading: Gen. 28-16-17 (Yaakov awoke from his dream and said, "Surely G-d is in this place and I did not realize....How awe-inspiring is this place! This is none other than the House of G-d, and this is the Gate of the Heavens.")




Audio stories

Brief bio notes of the story heroes

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