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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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Reconciliation and its Opposite

Hia opponent concocted a plot on how to put Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev to shame in shul on Yom Kippur.

: Seasonal -- Yom Kippur


LAST Story


Rosh Hashana in a Non-Kosher Restaurant!??

The Rabbi joined in the lively Kabbalat Shabbat service even though the sun was still high above the rippling Atlantic waters.

Connection: Seasonal --ROSH HASHANA 5780! Let's start the year as kosher as possible -- in all aspects of our lives, not just food.


NEXT week's Story


A Happy Hassid Helps the Angel of Death

The chassid was devastated. No one was willing to lend him even a single plank of wood to build his sukkah.

: Seasonal -- Sukkot


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