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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

Moon"

(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.

SAMPLE REVIEWS by:

Amazon Yanki Tauber Batya Medad Daniel Keren Rivkah Lambert Adler


CURRENT Story

1088

Mrs Mozart, Dr Frankl, and Rabbi Schneerson

"If Freud were in the concentration camps, he would have changed his position."

Connection: Weekly Reading (beginning) "Lech Lecha" -- "Go to Yourself" or "Go for Yourself" -- the truest expression of "man's search for meaning."

 

LAST Story

#1087

A Large Glass of Strong Wine

The Baal Shem Tov asked if he could try the wine, undiluted.

Connection: Weekly Reading -- "He [Noah] drank of the wine and became drunk." (Gen. 9:21)

 

NEXT week's Story

#1089

Special Kosher for Special Needs

A Brooklyn restaurant dishes out a healthy serving of compassion.

Connection: Weekly Reading of Vayera, of which the mitzvah of hospitality is a major component -- see Gen. 18:2-8 (+ 21:33 with commentaries).

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