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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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Fearless Final Words

The Nazi officer waved the tefillin in the air and said, "Dog! I sentence you to death by public hanging for wearing these."

Connection: This Friday (9th of the Jewish month of Tammuz) is the 28th yahrzeit of the Sanz-Klausenberg Rebbe, R. Yekutiel-Yehuda Teitelbaum


LAST Story


Avoid Quarrels

The Tolner Rebbe in Jerusalem has testified that due to the fantastical nature of this story of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, before telling it in public he personally re-checked and verified all the details.

Connections (2):
~ Shabbat Reading of Korach, the name of an important Jewish personage who complained publicly against the leadership of Moses and Aaron (ultimately instigating a rebellion against them).
~ This Shabbat is the 28th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. May all the seeds he planted continue to grow, flourish, and have their intended effect.


NEXT week's Story


Beaten for Modesty

Rabbi Chayim Ibn-Attar used to slaughter an animal in honor of the Shabbos meal every Friday, and distribute most of the meat to poor Torah scholars in his city.

Connection: Seasonal -- This Thursday (15th of the Jewish month of Tammuz) is the 275th yahrzeit of the Ohr HaChayim HaKadosh


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