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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
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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
"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"
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: Bilaams final
prophecy contains much about Moshiach.