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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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Saturday Night Story-Telling Book-Signing Free (!) Meal in NETANYA

with Ascent's master Storyteller, R. Yerachmiel Tilles,

Elul 18 / Sept 9, 8:30pm, by reservation ONLY: RSVP for location details



Shofar-Blowing and Spear-Fishing in Oceania

At that time, the town of Lubavitch happened to be under the jurisdiction of a particularly savage 'Poritz' (Baron)



LAST Story


"Time for You to Change"

At that time, the town of Lubavitch happened to be under the jurisdiction of a particularly savage 'Poritz' (Baron)

Connections: 1) Weekly Reading-Tshuvah; 2) Seasonal-End of Elul month: Tshuvah; 3) Seasonal-Erev Rosh Hashana (next week) marks xxx hundred years since the birth of the Tzemach Tzedek.


NEXT week's Story


The Forest Cantor

"Comrade Officer! Excuse me, but I have to tell you that in the original version, that song is sung differently."

Connection: YOM KIPPUR


Audio stories

Brief bio notes of the story heroes

Redesign and implementation - By WEB-ACTION