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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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The Lazy Son-in-Law

Before they could digest what just happened, the irresistible smell of freshly baked bread wafted softly into their nostrils.

Connection: Weekly reading of Naso (Haftorah) - Shimshon HaGibor ("Samson the Mighty")


LAST Story



--by the Nazis, by the Rabbi, by the Holy Letters

Connection: Seasonal -- SHAVUOT: the Festival of the Giving of the Torah


NEXT week's Story


Paying Full Attention

He begged and begged the Baal Shem Tov to teach him the language of birds and animals.

Connections: (1) Seasonal: Last week started with the festival of Shavuot, which is also the birthday of the Baal Shem Tov

                   (2) Weekly reading of Baha'alotecha (last week in Israel, this week in Diaspora) - see Num. 11:17


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