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It’s Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights.
The candles make the evening so beautiful and bright.
Nathan, who’s an actor, master of make-believe,
is unaware of the greater things he can achieve.
But a miracle is on its way,
A miracle he needs today,
Soon he’ll understand there is more than meets the eye,
That’s what the Chanukah lights testify.

Quotes from the book:
The Voice: “Does light conquer darkness or does darkness conquer light? Does night follow day or does day follow night?”

Esperanza (age 12): “Who’s ‘The Voice’ then, dad?”

“What is going on with you? Chanukah starts this evening and we planned to go to my parents together remember?” Bechora answered, slightly agitated.

Noa: “We need to stick together here! If the Rabbi get arrested our community will fall apart!”

The Voice: “(…) You will survive this earthquake!”

Pages: 68
15556 words
ISBN-13:978-1501032127
ISBN-10:1501032127
Authored by: Messianic Rabbi Sipporah Joseph
Edited by: Dayle Anne Schechter

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Sephardic Jewish Grandpa Sereno shares the last Spirit Tale within the Seven Teachers sequence.
Six students are allowed to progress to the last Teacher, who is the Teacher of Power. He guides them through the Sephardic Synagogue – a supernatural tour which reveals the meaning of true power, its use and abuse. The only assignment the students are given is to ask questions about power and its application. Eventually the six students complete their training at the School of Divine Instruction.

A closing ceremony is held for them on the Ruach Gabit Square (square of the tailwind), the square where their journey started in Spirit Tale Two.

Quotes from the book:
“Grandpa Sereno: “Aboltar cazal, aboltar mazal (a change of scene, a change of fortune).”

Tzuriel: “This is “shock and awe” cool!!”

“Sarucha: “I’m from the future and my name is a Jewish Spanish version of the Hebrew name Sarah.”

“The Teacher sighed. “How an institution for the performing arts was contaminated!”.

“Is the power that a woman has to give birth to a new human being any less powerful than the splitting of Yam Suf (Sea of Reeds, Red Sea)?

After a short pause, the Teacher of Power responded: “Mister Micha and all the rest of you honored students, I’m not going to answer the question all people ask. Instead, I’ll answer the question almost no one asks”.

Pages: 42
7757 words
ISBN-13: 978-1497325333
ISBN-10: 1497325331
Authored by: Messianic Rabbi Sipporah Joseph
Edited by: Dayle Anne Schechter

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Sephardic Jewish Grandma Sasson tells the Spirit Tale about the Teacher of Wisdom, who’s a woman. All other Teachers are men. But this is a true Lady. Lady Wisdom, Wisdom Palace and her Servants are ready to help the 15 students grow in a supernatural way.

Lady Wisdom’s appearance is that of a Middle-Eastern Jewish lady and the facial characteristics of each of her ten Servants represent a different people group.

Join the storytellers’ family on their ride through secrets, cruelty, attitudes and seven important pillars we all should cherish and cling to in our lives.

Quotes from the book:
“When Lady Wisdom speaks, you better listen up!”

“Ori (age 23): “How old is she?” he asked Servant Prudence. Servant Prudence: “Ohh”, she smiled, she is Ancient!”

“Micha: “Perhaps this is what some people mean by “beauty of the spirit”. I didn’t know this existed.”

“Does Wisdom define beauty, then?” Micha inquired.”

“Lady Wisdom: “(…) you’ve grown so much already, we are all very proud of you.”

“That’s an interesting attitude for a Communications Specialist”, Lady Wisdom responded.

Pages: 50
7842 words
ISBN-13: 978-1497325296
ISBN-10:1497325293
Authored by: Messianic Rabbi Sipporah Joseph
Edited by: Dayle Anne Schechter

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Sephardic Jewish Grandpa Sereno shares this Spirit Tale that brings us through time, dimensions, space and places. Through history and the present and how understanding plays a great part in how we behave towards each other.

Teacher of Understanding:
“Just take the time to understand.
Just take longer than a minute. Try to understand.
Try to see what you never saw and what you’ve seen in a different light.
Let me help you understand what is really in plain sight”

Other quotes from the book:
Candida (age 16): “Abuelo (grandfather), what exactly is the difference between knowledge and understanding?”

“Her name is Sheyndel, and yes, she is an older woman now. But once she was a very young girl who couldn’t even dream of growing older.” Teacher of Understanding to Tyler (age 15) and Madison (age 16).

“A giant black smoke cloud arose before them.”

Pages: 30
4142 words
ISBN-13: 978-1497325258
ISBN-10: 1497325250
Authored by: Messianic Rabbi Sipporah Joseph
Edited by: Dayle Anne Schechter

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Sephardic Jewish Grandma Sasson shares this Spirit Tale which focuses on Sarucha, the eight-year-old Jewish girl, and Hadassah, a young Jewish lady of 28.

Each of them, separately, is in the process of finding the meaning of real strength, overcoming fear and learning to trust. The Teacher of Knowledge shows them how to face the giants, to love diversity and to realize that each of them is never really alone.

Join the Spirit Tales storytellers and their family in a chariot ride from the School of Divine Instruction all the way to Jerusalem and back!

Quotes from the book:
Sarucha (age 8): “Look, down there, I recognize it, ciudad de Jerusalén (the city of Jerusalem)! Jerusalén!, Jerusalén!” she exclaimed.

“Light has a voice?” Sarucha inquired, amazed.

Hadassah: “What good will that do? After all, you supposedly know everything already.”

Pages: 34
4566 words
ISBN-13: 978-1497325227
ISBN-10: 1497325226
Authored by: Messianic Rabbi Sipporah Joseph
Edited by: Dayle Anne Schechter

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Sephardic Jewish Grandma, Sasson, presents this Spirit Tale that mainly focuses on Levana, a 55 year old Jewish woman.

In a private class session with the Teacher of The Fear of The Lord Levana is brought to a desert wasteland. It is there that her journey intensifies, and she is confronted with questions about the nature of true dignity and love.

Quotes from the book:
“Oh, for goodness sake, what does it look like?” the Teacher of The Fear of The Lord speaking to Levana (age 55).

“Can we go now, I can’t stand the heat!!!” Levana to the Teacher of The Fear of The Lord.

Pages: 28
3772 words
ISBN-13: 978-1497325197
ISBN-10: 1497325196
Authored by: Messianic Rabbi Sipporah Joseph
Edited by: Dayle Anne Schechter

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In this Spirit Tale told by Sephardic Jewish Grandpa, Sereno, the students visit an underground excavation led by the Teacher of Counsel. His counsel is the following: “Know what to break down and what to build up again. Know what to keep and what to leave behind.”
With these words a journey commences that holds a variety of surprises and supernatural encounters.

Other quotes from the book:
“There is still enough water left in you to fill up the well again.” Teacher of Counsel to Hadassah (age 28).

“Revenge doesn’t stop the pain, Levana – it just creates more.” Teacher of Counsel to Levana (age 55).

Shimmel: “NEVER TRUST THE GOYIM. They are just like these other weird dangerous people, Messianic Jews!
How dare Jews become “Christian-like”, Messianic? We should cherem (ban) them from every aspect of Jewish life. And we must strip them of every Jewish privilege!”

Grandpa Sereno: “There is nothing as dangerous as fear, fear of people who are different than you. Fear is the REAL danger and we must start to put all our efforts into fighting THAT instead of each other. Fight fear not people!!!”
“Let there be light!”

Pages: 50
7603 words
ISBN-13: 978-1497325173
ISBN-10: 149732517X
Authored by: Messianic Rabbi Sipporah Joseph
Edited by: Dayle Anne Schechter

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In this Spirit Tale, the Sephardic Jewish Grandpa Sereno, starts the series of seven stories by talking about seven special Teachers in service of El Dio (God), the Teachers of the School of Divine Instruction. This is a school where it is not the usual competencies that are evaluated and trained, but rather, the character of each student.
In the School of Divine Instruction students of different ages and walks of life are present. The youngest student is 8 year old and the oldest 55 year old.

The seven Teachers in order of appearance:

  1. The Dean
  2. Teacher of Counsel
  3. Teacher of The Fear of The Lord
  4. Teacher of Knowledge
  5. Teacher of Understanding
  6. Teacher of Wisdom
  7. Teacher of Power

In Spirit Tale Two, grandpa Sereno introduces a being called the ANNOUNCER, to set forth the framework for
“The Seven Teachers” story sequence.

ANNOUNCER:

“JUST BEYOND THE FRINGE OF WHAT YOU CAN SEE AND HEAR, TASTE AND SMELL,
IS THE INVISIBLE DIMENSION YOU MAY NOT KNOW SO WELL.”

“AND IT IS OUR INTENTION TO REVEAL THAT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE.
A PLACE WHERE ALL YOUR SENSES ARE ENHANCED FAR BEYOND ANYTHING YOU HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE!”

“YOU ARE ABOUT TO START THE JOURNEY OF YOUR LIFE.
BUT FOR SOME OF YOU IT WILL BE ONE INVOLVING ELEMENTS OF CONFRONTATION AND STRIFE.”

“DURING YOUR PROCESS IN OUR SCHOOL YOU WILL BE CHALLENGED CONCERNING WHICH OF YOUR INCLINATIONS TO FOLLOW.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SEE THAT YOUR EXPERIENCE IS NOT EMPTY AND HOLLOW.”

“WHEN WE HAVE REACHED OUR DESTINATION AT THE SCHOOL THROUGH OUR PASSAGE ACROSS THE SKY,
YOU WILL FOREVER REMEMBER THERE IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE.”

“THE INVISIBLE DIMENSION IS VERY LARGE AND WIDE.
BUT FOR NOW, FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS AND ENJOY THE RIDE.”

Other quotes from the book:
ANNOUNCER: “Waiting for the wind to blow, child. There is no other way for us to travel to meet the Dean.”

Neri (age of 22): “Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Dean and his School and he will teach us.”

Pages: 40
5738 words
ISBN-13: 978-1497324930
ISBN-10: 1497324939
Authored by: Messianic Rabbi Sipporah Joseph
Edited by: Dayle Anne Schechter

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The ruach (wind) blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but cannot tell from where it comes or where it goes. Just like the wind blows He is whispering to us, can you hear it?

After a bad day Danit comes home, alone, rejected, abandoned. She reaches out to the only thing that has kept her going. Her family traditions and faith in God.
Suddenly a whirlwind sweeps her away into another realm where she eventually lands on a beach called Crystal Clear. A place where nothing stays hidden, where everything is seen and heard. Guided by an angel from God called Understanding a supernatural sequence of events commences.
During this adventure Danit also meets the One whose voice sounds like thunder and He who whispers like the wind blows in this dimension, this realm in which time doesn’t exist.

Quotes from the book:
“But grandma Sasson, why do you call them Spirit Tales instead of fairy tales?” Sahl (14 years old) inquired.

Angel Understanding: “You are in the rakiah which is the region between earth and heaven, some humans would say the supernatural realm of God.”

Danit: “All these years till now I felt like a nobody, a mistake. Like I didn’t matter, like maybe I shouldn’t be born.”

Authored by: Messianic Rabbi Sipporah Joseph
Edited by: Dayle Anne Schechter

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