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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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"Angels in Action in Netanya"
told us what the budget of the trip was, so that we wouldn't ask him in the middle
of the trip for all sorts of extras that he hadn't budgeted for."
The angels disguised as humans, only appeared to be eating (see Gen. 18:8 with
LAST week's Story
"The Timely Delayed Dollar"
have no interest in your religious wedding ceremony! In fact, it pains me; it
simply conflicts with everything I stand for! My son, I love you and would do
anything you ask of me, but I cannot attend a religious wedding."
reading of Lech Lecha (17:10): "This is my covenant which you must preserve
between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male among you shall
NEXT week's Story
"The Queen of Early New York City Jewry"
The Rogaotchover Gaon replied: "If your question is if you are allowed to
divorce, the answer is yes; but whether you should do so is not a question for
a Rabbi but for a Rebbe."
Connection - this week's Torah reading, 1st
verse (Gen. 23:1): "The life of Sarah was 127 years
" Rashi: "All
the years she was equally good."