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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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."The Hot Dog Revenge"
protested Professor Velvl Greene to Rabbi Moshe Feller, "You
know I don't keep kosher. And since I don't keep kosher in my house, why do I
need a kosher meal on the plane?"
Connection-Weekly Reading of Re'ey,
where we are told which animals, fowl and fishes Jews must not eat. (Deut. 14:4-11)
LAST week's Story
"The Kapo that Helped a Rebbe"
week we were ready to finalize my daughter's engagement, but then some people
told me the boy's grandfather was a kapo in the Holocaust and we should stay far
away from them.
Connection: Seasonal--21 Menachem-Av (Erev Shabbat) is
the 64th yahrzeit of Rabbi Aharon of Belz
NEXT week's Story
"Pierre- Louis and the Baal Shem Tov"
Baal Shem Tov once gave one of his followers a closed envelope and asked him to
travel to the castle of the local landowner, Count Radzvill, and after two days
to open the envelope.
Connection: The Weekly Reading of Shoftim contains
a strong exhortation (Deut. 18:13-15) to not be led astray by non-Jewish practices,
and for spiritual; guidance to listen only to the Jewish prophet of the time.