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I post THREE different stories each week, with G-D's help.
"Intriguing stories of Kabbalah sages, Chasidic masters, and other Jewish heroes"

1) an embedded audio file on Saturday night.

2) an embedded video file and a link to it on my YouTube channel, also on Saturday night.

3) A link to the printable PDF file of my weekly email story on www.ascentofsafed.com, which is posted on this group on Thursday nights. (If you subscribe separately to the email list, you'll receive it earlier in the week.)

Be blessed.

Yerachmiel Tilles

TillesTells @ gmail.com

WhatsApp: +972 562 770 137


* THIS week's 3 featured Stories (schedule posted every WEDNESday) *
All times are for Israel time zone

Week #221 -- for THURSday night, July 25, 2024

PRINTABLE--on this site:

"THE TZADIK WHO SLAPPED A DONKEY" (s1389/46 - 1382 words)

The 17-year-old grandson of the tzadik, Chacham Menachem Menasheh, studied diligently in yeshiva, but in every moment of spare time that he had, he liked to play soccer…even on Shabbat."

WHY THIS WEEK? The weekly Torah section this week is called Pinchas, and the beginning is about him, while the Haftorah is all about Eliyahu HaNavi (Elijah the Prophet).That is because, as is widely understood, Eliyahu is considered to be an incarnation of Pinchas. [I assume you will all notice right away the very obvious connection also to last week’s reading, Balak. If not, you can ask me; I won’t tattle. :)

Archive for the 45 previous print stories from this year, 5784 (starting Rosh Hashana).

Archive for the print stories from the four previous Jewish years 5780-5783.

AUDIO #12: "A PILLAR OF KINDNESS" (s195 - 5:36 min)

(from my “By the Light of the Full Moon”, story #16)

The Tzemech Tzedek quoted the Ramak: The divine attribute of Kindness complained, “There is no longer work for me to do in the world; Avraham is fulfilling my role.”

WHY THIS WEEK? Sunday night, 23 Tammuz, begins the yahrzeit of Rabbi Moshe Cordovero (‘RAMAK’), predecessor of the ‘Holy ARI’ as leader of the 16th century Safed Kabbalists.

Saturday night 9:30 - WhatsApp or Email



"There is but one spring in this village large enough [for your Rebbe Shlomo of Karlin] to immerse in, but it is located in the backyard of the priest’s house!"

WHY THIS WEEK? Saturday night, 22 Tammuz, begins the yahrzeit of Rebbe Shlomo of Karlin,
and also of my mother, ELLA BAT ELIYAHU HALEVI, for whom tonight’s stories are dedicated for her soul elevation.

Saturday night 9:50 - WhatsApp or Email

The 178 previous videos are available on my YouTube channel .
Don’t forget to click “LIKE” on each one you enjoy! You can even make me smile :) by leaving a comment.

*NEW*: Link to my new playlist: the top 12 most popular videos, ordered according to number of views.

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