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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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(For informtion on the hard-cover and soft-cover story collections of Y. Tilles, look to the right of the photo.
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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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The Ascent storyteller WHATSAPP GROUP

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

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The Helpful List

The brother from Israel came to L.A., dressed in his best suit, and sought the addresses his brother recommended.

Connections (2):1)Weekly Reading of Re'ey -- Giving to your needy fellow Jew that which he is lacking.(Deut. 15:7-8). 2) Pirkei Avot for this week: "Don't look at the vessel, but rather what it contains." (4:20)


LAST week's Story



New/Old Security Technology

I received a phone call from the chief of police in the district of Chengu, China: "Rabbi, I want to meet with you!"

Connection: Weekly Torah -- The mitzvah of Mezuzah

NEXT week's Story



The Apartment Next Door

The rabbi was relieved; his tefilin and mezuzahs were examined and found to be 100% kosher.

Connection: Seasonal -- The Month of Elul


Audio stories

Brief bio notes of the story heroes

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