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"The Psalm-Sayer and the Medal of Courage"

The desert night was silent. In the distance a faint rumbling was heard through the wind that became louder and louder. Suddenly they appeared -- over a hundred tanks!

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Insight of the Week

8 Tishrei 5783 - Monday, Oct. 3, 2022

If one devotes oneself to Teshuvah (becoming closer to G-d, by improving one's character and one's performance of mitzvahs) in the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the purification one experiences on Yom Kippur is complete, and all judgments are sweetened.

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Yom Kippur - Ha'azinu

On Rosh Hashanah, our purpose is to coronate G-d as King of our lives. This goal continues throughout the Days of Repentance and reaches completion on Yom Kippur. Yet what is the essential difference between the coronation on the two different holidays?


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Kabbalistic Books by Ascent Staff

"Festivals of the Full Moon" (Koren)

If you enjoyed Saturday Night Full Moon", you're sure to want its sequel. Another collection of intriguing Stories of Kabbalah Sages, Chasidic Masters and other Jewish Heroes by Ascent's storymaster, Yerachmiel Tilles.

Available now at Ascent of Safed. Read Reviews

"Apples from the Orchard"

OUT OF PRINT; now in its 3rd 4th printing!
Deep mystical insights from the teachings of Rabbi Yitzchak Luria on the Weekly Torah, translated into English by Moshe-Yakov Wisnefsky.

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"GPS for the Soul"

A summary of lessons conducted at the Ascent Institute in Safed by Nadav Cohen on the first 12 chapters of the Tanya, on its themes, including stories and examples.

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