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As told by
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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Moon stories" series
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"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!