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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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"Festivals of the Full


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

is now available for purchase

from ASCENT online and in Tsfat,
the publisher in Jerusalem (Koren);
Jewish bookstores internationally,
and on Amazon in both hardcover and Kindle editions.

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Book 1 of Yerachmiel Tilles's 3-volume set,

"Saturday Night, Full Moon"
, is also available for purchase on our KabbalaOnline-shop site, and through Koren, on Amazon, etc.


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"Painful" Surgery

His son Dovid asked the doctors to describe to Rav Ovadia Yosef what the procedure would be like in order that he wouldn't be shocked when the pain began.

Connection: Seasonal -- month of Iyar -- The Hebrew letters of Iyarare also an anagram for "ani Hashem rofecha" - "I, G-d, am your healer."


LAST Story


Birth on a Sifting-Bed and an Unexpected Name

The Tzemach Tzedek stood immobile with his face to the wall during the entire time of the delivery of his son, the Maharash.

Connection: Seasonal -- 2 Iyar --Tiferet sh'b'Tiferet--is the 184th anniversary of the birth of the Rebbe Maharash.


NEXT week's Story


Three Rebbes: the Father, the Oldest Son, the Youngest Son-in-Law

When the Gates to Heaven are open an entire week

Connection: Seasonal -- this is The Week! -- startiing the day after Sunday, Iyar 14, Pesach Sheini ("Second Passover")


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