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
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of the Full
(Under the Full Moon" vol 2 -
is now available for
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
"Saturday Night, Full Moon",
is also available for purchase
site, and through Koren, on Amazon, etc.
The Ascent storyteller
NOTE: IF you are already in the first group, no need to join
the 2nd group; everyone receives the same stories.
The plan is: I hope to post 3 different stories each week, G-D willing. This
is week 2.
1) an audio file on Saturday night.
2) a video file or a link to it on my YouTube channel, also on
3) And, of course, a link to my weekly email list story on www.ascentofsafed.com
to be posted on this group on Thursdays. (If you subcribe you'll receive it
earlier in the week.)
4) "SaturdayNight ZOOM Stories" - May 30 (Sivan 7)
10:30pm-11:15 Israel time
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Four Layers Of Moon And Handkerchief
The chances to recite the Sanctification of the New Moon prayer seemed
slim; the sky was covered with thick clouds, the moon was not sufficiently
Connection: Seasonal - Iyar 29 (this Friday), is the 170th yahrzeit of
the Primishlaner Rebbe.
LAST week's Story
Lag b'Omer in Jail
When Lag b'Omer 2013 was only a few days away, an honorable Jew
in Jerusalem was imprisoned, feeling very upset that he would not be able
to go to Meron.
Connections (2): 1) Lag b'Omer; 2) Lockdown!
version on YouTube, recorded on May9, 10:45pm
NEXT week's Story
"A Shavuot Deposit"
Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz and Rabbi Mordechai of Neshkiz
Connection: Seasonal - SHAVUOT