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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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"The Finder"

In the last ten years, the name Shashi Karko has become a symbol of the finding of lost objects.

Connection-this Week's Torah reading: Returning lost objects (Ex. 23:4 - see also Deut. 22:1-3).


LAST week's Story



"An Anonymous Kindness"

During a Shabbat evening meal while on vacation at a Florida hotel in 1988, a chasidic women at her table said to Mrs. Edith Bloch: "I am very sorry about the passing of your Rebbetzin Schneerson. I have a nice story to tell you about her."

Connection: Sunday night – Monday, the 22nd day of the Jewish month of Shvat (2022"Jan. 24), is the 33rd yahrzeit of the Rebbetzin Chaya Moussia..

NEXT week's Story




In 2005, Chabad of the Valley, under the leadership of Rabbi Yehoshua "Josh" Gordon, was sued in the Woodland Hills, California, Bankruptcy Court.

Connection: Monday night-Tuesday, 29 Shvat / Erev Rosh Hodesh Adar (2022: Feb. 1), is the 6th yahrzeit of Rabbi Gordon.


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