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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 Eight Ivys and the Seven Sisters"

"I hear these miraculous stories about you. Can they all be true? Do you know more medicine than the doctors? Do you know more law than lawyers? What is this?"

Connection: You tell me!

LAST week's Story


"A Two-Way Surprise at the Tzfat Cemetery"

"Everyone was in great shock, As I ran up the hill with nearly fifty people behind me, I saw that the ladies who were waiting couldn't stop crying from joy over what was happening."

Connection: The 7th of Adar (this Friday) is a holiday for the Chevra Kadisha (Jewish "Burial Societies") worldwide (some also fast). It is the date of Moshe's passing. Who buried him? G-d Himself! No need for the Chevra Kadisha. That's how it became their annual vacation day, and the one date they need not worry about being weakened by fasting.

NEXT week's Story

"Slaps of Love"

How Rabbi Moshe Weber of Jerusalem dealt with a Jewish man who wanted to marry a non-Jewish woman, and how the three of them met again in the USA, in Pittsburgh.

Why this week? Monday night-Tuesday is the yahrzeit of Rabbi Moshe Weber.



Audio stories

Brief bio notes of the story heroes

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