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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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"Festivals of the Full


(Under the Full Moon" vol 2 -
holiday stories)

is now available for purchase

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 set,

"Saturday Night, Full Moon"
, is also available for purchase on our KabbalaOnline-shop site, and through Koren, on Amazon, etc.


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The Emperor, the Elder and the Fig Tree

"Just as when you entered the land and found plants that others had planted, so too shall you plant for your descendants." Commentary on Levit. 19:23

Connection: Seasonal -- TU B'SHVAT - the Jewish New Year's Day for Fruit Trees


LAST Story


The Paris to Petersberg Train Cabin

Rabbi Yosef-Yitzchak Shneersohn of Lubavitch winced with each bite the man took. He couldn't bear seeing a Jew act that way.

Connection: Seasonal -- The 10th of Shevat (this year: Wednesday, Jan. 16) is the 69th yahrzeit of the Rebbe Rayatz.


NEXT week's Story


Road Work

The Rebbe requested that I try to see to it that his wife, the Rebbetzin Chaya-Mushka, gets out of the house every day for fresh air. Usually, we would drive out to a park in Long Island.

Connection: Seasonal -- The 22nd of Shevat (this year: Monday, Jan. 28) is the 31st yahrzeit of the Rebbetzin.


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