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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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A Timely Rebellion

"I do not need the prayers of the Jews, but their money I cannot do without!"

Connection: Seasonal -- 4 Adar (this year: Shabbat, Feb. 29 is the 224th yahrzeit of Rabbi Leib Sarah's



LAST Story


$98,000 Cash

"We were in total shock and disbelief. This kind of thing only happens in the movies."

Connection: Weekly Reading of Mishpatim - finding and returning lost objects (Ex. 23:4. See also Deut. 22:3).

NEXT week's Story


The Haunted Bride

When the Avnei Nezer heard about the threat of a 'summons' to the Heavenly Court, he grew excited and roared.

Connection: Seasonal -- This Shabbat is the 110th yahrzeit of the first Sochatchover Rebbe



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