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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In the Air to Brisbane
A Chabad chasid visiting in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was summoned by
a Rebbe from a different chasidic group, who told him about a family in
Boro Park that was searching for their long-lost daughter
Connection: Weekly Reading of Ki Teitzei -- Laws of Divorce
When Rabbi Dov-Ber Shneuri (2nd Rebbe in the Chabad dynasty) was five
years old, he studied with a tutor in the home of Avraham the doctor.
Connection: Seasonal: Elul, the final month of the Jewish year
-- preparing for Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur
NEXT week's Story
Which Comes First?
The Baal Shem Tov stood still, his washing cup poised to pour
water on his hands in preparation for the blessing on bread, but instead
of continuing, he stopped
Connection: Seasonal -- Chai Elul, the eighteenth
day of the Jewish month of Elul (this year: Tues. eve - Wed., Sept.
18,) marks the 321st year since the birthday of the Rabbi Israel Baal
Shem Tov, the revealer of the Chassidic movement in 1734, on his 36th