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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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The books & booklets of the

"Full Moon stories" series

by Yerachmiel Tilles

are now available for purchase from

our KabbalaOnline-shop site.

and in Jewish bookstores internationally,
and on Amazon in both hardcover and Kindle editions.


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a different Audio, Video and Print story each Saturday night!

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"Angels in Action in Netanya"

"My father 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."

Connection: The angels disguised as humans, only appeared to be eating (see Gen. 18:8 with Rashi.)


LAST week's Story



"The Timely Delayed Dollar"

"I 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."

Connection-weekly 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 be circumcised."


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."


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Brief bio notes of the story heroes

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