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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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(For informtion on the hard-cover and soft-cover story collections of Y. Tilles, look to the right of the photo.
To join his WhatsApp stories group, see directly below)


The books & booklets of the

"Full Moon stories" series

by Yerachmiel Tilles

are now available for purchase from

our KabbalaOnline-shop site.

and in Jewish bookstores internationally,
and on Amazon in both hardcover and Kindle editions.


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The Ascent storyteller WHATSAPP GROUP

a different Audio, Video and Print story each Saturday night!

To Join "TillesTells", or for more about

the WhatsApp group, CLICK HERE






Laser Vision

Here was a man who was not religious, sitting in front of me without a yarmulke, and he was telling me to consult the Lubavitcher Rebbe! about a major life decisionI almost fell off my chair.

Connection: Weekly Reading of Noach ( building the 'Tower of Bavel', the world's first skyscraper, was a significant techical-logistical achievement)


LAST week's Story



A Sudden Specialist

The doctor told them there was no cure, but they insisted, saying that the Ribnitzer Rebbe had sent them specifically to him

Connection: Monday, the 24th of Tishrei (the day after Simchat Torah outside of Israel), is the 35th yahrzeit of the Ribnitzer Rebbe

NEXT week's Story




Hearing voices, the innkeeper peeked through the keyhole of Naftali Katz's room and and saw him sprawled on the floor, begging and pleading, even though no one else was in the room..

Connection: Weekly Reading of Lech Lecha (Gen XX:X-X -- Abraham rescues from captivity his nephew and brother-in-law)


Audio stories

Brief bio notes of the story heroes

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