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As told by
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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Moon stories" series
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"A Torah Scroll for the Generations"
a young girl she would ride alone on a donkey for several miles through the desert
to bring home the necessary wheat to be later ground and prepared under exacting
supervision for the Passover matzah.
Connection -- Seasonal: The
festival of SHAVUOT, commemorating the receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai.
LAST week's Story
"A Son for a Son"
A soldier nearby heard
the shot and went to investigate. He found a fellow Israeli soldier bleeding to
death. While waiting for the help he summoned, he kept applying pressure to the
wound--literally holding the injured man's life in his hands.
-- Weekly reading, which includes a detailed section on the relative evaluations
of Jewish lives (young vs. old, etc) when a pledge is made to the Holy Temple
do donate someone's economic worth.
NEXT week's Story