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

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Clutching the Sleeve

“Look into this bucket of water,” said the Koznitzer Maggid to the desparate, abandoned woman, “and tell me what you see.”

Connection: Weekly Reading of Ki Teitze -- broken marriages (Deut. 24:1-4)


LAST Story


The Sash and the Cloak

When they gave him the overcoat of the Maggid of Mezritch (great-grandfather of the Holy Rhiziner), he immediately acquiesced to their request

Connection: Wekly Reading -- Deut. 17:15 is cited in the story.


NEXT week's Story


Three Brothers

On Friday, the Baal Shem Tov announced that it was imperative that he pray all the prayers of the holy Sabbath at the home of the dying Reb David.

Connection: Seasonal -- Elul 18 (this year: Tues. night - Wed., Aug. 29-30) is the 320th anniversary of the birth of the Besht.


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