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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


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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.

Important notice: Due to a change in publishers, the new book will not be available online or in stores until the end of December, except:


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Crying Continuously in Honor of Shabbat

The chief rabbi was perplexed, so he advised her to see Rabbi Yosef Rosen, known as the Rogotshover Gaon.

Connection: Weekly Reading -- The Goring Ox (Ex 21:28-30)


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Schwartzie at Woodstock

The moment that Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz passed on to his eternal reward last week, the world became a poorer, sadder place.

Connection: Seasonal - Week of Mourning for Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz of Los Angeles


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Descent for the Sake of Ascent

Rabbi Yitzchak-Dovid Grossman received the Israel Prize for 'lifetime special contribution to society and the State' a week before he was to fly to the USA

Connection: Weekly Reading of Trumah -- the beginning is all about donations


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