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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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"Along the King's Highway"

A young man promised Rabbi Hillel of Paritch that he would get him to Lubavitch on time for Shabbos - but with two conditions:

Connection-Weekly Reading: "King's Highway" is mentioned (Num. 20:17).



LAST week's Story



"Nuclear Explosions"

"As soon as I entered the rabbinate, I became concerned about being able to retain my intellectual independence while serving as a community rabbi at the will of a synagogue's board of directors. Therefore, I decided that I also needed to secure an independent source of income."

Connection: This coming Saturday night-Sunday is the 28th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

NEXT week's Story



"Running-Walking-Waiting to See the King"

Whenever Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Liska signed a letter he always added the words Ohev Yisrael (“one who loves his fellow Jew”). Once, when he was about to append these two words, the pen fell from his hand. He picked it up and tried again, with the same result.

Connection-Weekly Reading: Bilaam’s final prophecy contains much about Moshiach.


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