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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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"Full Moon stories" series

by Yerachmiel Tilles

are now available for purchase from

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and in Jewish bookstores internationally,
and on Amazon in both hardcover and Kindle editions.


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A Noose in Time

"One person isn't enough," Reb Yosef Palloch declared. "My commitment is to give a public class. We need at least one more."

Connection: Weekly Torah -- "zealous Pinchas (see Num. 25: 10-12)


LAST week's Story



Off to a Good Start

On Simchat Torah, my father-in-law, the Rebbe Maharash,gave a blessing for all the women, young and old, of the family. For some reason I was passed over; this pained me."

Connection: Seasonal --Shabbat is the anniversary of both the birth day and the personal liberation miracle of the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe.

NEXT week's Story



Superior Milk and Butter

His faithful disciple looked on silently. It was only many years later that he understood what the Baal Shem Tov had done and why.

Connection: Weekly Torah of [Mattot-]Maasai -- 42 stages of life; mostly forward, some backwards


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Brief bio notes of the story heroes

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