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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)

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the publisher in Jerusalem (Koren);
Jewish bookstores internationally,
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Book 1 of Yerachmiel Tilles's 3-volume set,

"Saturday Night, Full Moon"
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Struck By Lightning

The Rebbe Rayatz requested to be met at the station by "a fine Jew," but not a Chabad chasid as that woulkd likely cause chaos.

Connection: Seasonal -- Friday is the 68th yahrzeit of Rabbi Yosef-Yitzchak Shneersohn, the sixth Lubvitcher Rebbe.


LAST Story


The Medical Convoy

"The last time I was here I was confined to a wheelchair; now I'm standing on my own two healthy feet!"

Connection: Seasonal -- Shabbat is the 34th yahrzeit/hilula of Rabbi Yisrael ("Baba Sali") Abehatzeira


NEXT week's Story


Faithful Farmers

Yaakov was the only religious person on the settlement. When the others played cards in the social hall in the evenings, he would be learning in the moshav's empty shul.

Connection: Weekly Reading of Yitro -- Shabbat observance is the 4th of The Ten Commandments, which are read publically in all synagogues this Shabbat. (And if his crops included wheat or barley, then there is also a hint to the festival of Tu b'Shvat that is celebrated in the middle of this week.)


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