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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.
To join his WhatsApp stories group, see directly below)


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!

To Join "TillesTells", or for more about

the WhatsApp group, CLICK HERE






"The Surprise Cantor"

It was just before the start of Yom Kippur when suddenly a mysterious stranger appeared in the shul. Without a word of introduction he went up to the reader's stand and began to chant the Kol Nidre prayer

Cannection: Seasonal -- YOM kIPPUR


LAST week's Story



The Shofar of the Broken Bell

Although the Rebbe of Zhemigrad had the holy shofar that had been passed down from his ancestors, the thought of being caught blowing it by the evil Russian guards brought dread to his very being.

.Connection: Seasonal -- ROSH HASHANA

NEXT week's Story



At the Crossroads, Part 2

It was already quite late, so he began to ride at high speed on his bike, but the cuff of his pants suddenly caught in the chain of his bicycle!

Cannection: Seasonal -- SUKKOT


Audio stories

Brief bio notes of the story heroes

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