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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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An Unusual Death-Bed Request

Every year, on the seventh of Adar, the yahrzeit of Moses, the members of the Jewish Burial Society have a custom to fast, and at nighttime they join together for a special large meal. A Unique Present for the Bride

Connection: Seasonal--Seventh of Adar


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The Best Hiding Place

To his dismay, his children did not follow the Torah path. They all left Israel and moved to America to get away from their father and his strict religious ways.

Connection: Weekly Torah Reading of Trumah -- Donations!


NEXT week's Story


A Unique Present for the Bride

His mother was radiant with joy, but when she opened the package, her eyes bulged in astonishment.

Connection: PURIM!


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