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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

Moon"

(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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CURRENT Story

#1024

Another Plague of Locusts

The Holy Ari of Tsfat stood near the grave of the Prophet Hoshea ben Beari in a long, silent prayer, surrounded by his students. Then they sat and listened to his discourse, words of Torah and Kabbalah that were beyond [most] human comprehension.

Connection: Seasonal--445th yahrzeit of Rabbi Yiutzchak Luria

 

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#1023

The Nursemaid's Kaddish

The Seer of Lublin gave instructions that he shouldn't be disturbed. Nevertheless, his attendant entered to say that a woman in the outer room is crying profusely and insists on seeing him.

Connection: Seasonal--see the story's dedication

 

NEXT week's Story

#1025

The Coachman Disguise

Rabbi Boruch the tzadik was subjected to a steady stream of curses and insults. But he remained silent, feeling acutely the pain and affront to the Divine Presence in exile.

Connection: Seasonal--TISHA B'AV

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