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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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(Under the Full Moon" vol 2 -
holiday stories)

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"Saturday Night, Full Moon"
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CURRENT Story

#1084

Back to the USSR

I wanted to return home to Samarkand before Yom Kippur, but no tickets were available. I offered large amounts of money, triple the usual price, but still could not acquire a ticket.

Connection: Seasonal -- Yom Kippur

 

LAST Story

#1083

The Guest Who Wore All White

The soldiers wouldn't allow the woman to enter the tombsite of Rachel in Beit Lechem; riots were going on and the Arabs were throwing rocks at anyone who attempted to approach.

Connection: Seasonal -- Rosh Hashana (see Jeremiah 31:14-19, which also constitutes the last 6 verses of the Haftorah of the 2nd day of Rosh Hashana)

 

 

NEXT week's Story

1085

Empty of Beauty, Full of Joy:

The Etrog that Made the Lubavitcher Rebbe Smile

Connection: Seasonal -- Sukkot

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