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As told by
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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Moon stories" series
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Michael Tilles" )
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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.