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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.
To subscribe to his weekly email story, join his WhatsApp group for an additional audio story and video story,and/or to purchase any of his books, see the 3 announcements below.

The Ascent Story Weekly Mailing list is now in its 27th year! It is updated on this site by Tuesday and emailed by Wednesday (including a printable PDF option).
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(For informtion on the hard-cover and soft-cover story collections of Y. Tilles, look to the right of the photo.
To join his WhatsApp stories group, see directly below)


The books of the

"Full Moon stories" series

by Yerachmiel Tilles

are available for purchase

in Jewish bookstores internationally,

and online on various booksellers' sites
(Google search on "Yerachmiel Michael Tilles" )


Amazon Yanki Tauber Batya Medad Daniel Keren Rivkah Lambert Adler



The Ascent storyteller WHATSAPP GROUP

a different Audio, Video and Print story each Saturday night!

To Join "TillesTells", or for more about the group,







"The Convincing Words of the Apostate Jew"

The Apter Rebbe made up his mind not to respond to the apostate Jew-hater at all. He told the man he would speak to him when the grass started growing on the stick standing nearby.

Why this week (2): 1- Pre-Pesach blood libel season; 2- Nissan 5 (Shabbat) is the yarhzeit of the Apter Rebbe.

LAST week's Story


"Fixated on Chicken Wraps"

The parents had a flat tire that delayed them for 3 or 4 hours. By the time they came, their 9-year-old daughter was very emotional, upset and hurt. Even when camp ended and she was back home, it remained a sore subject that lingered in the air.

Connection: Weekly Torah reading of Shemini - eating only kosher food.

NEXT week's Story


"The Astonishing Wrong-Line Blessing"

"How did the Rebbe know that! It definitely verifies that he has uncanny powers of perception! However, it also proves he isn't infallible!"

Why this week? The 11th of the Jewish month of Nissan (this Friday) is the anniversary of the birth of the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 1902.


Audio stories

Brief bio notes of the story heroes

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