MAY YOU EXPERIENCE A FRUITFUL MONTH OF SH'VAT!

 

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please visit MyAscent.org or our Facebook events page.

Jan. 24Essay on this week's Torah reading, Mishpatim, by Rabbi Shaul Leiter, Director of Ascent
Jan. 24Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbalah Soul Music" (Mishpatim - Bal Shem Tov)
Jan. 24MORE on this week's Torah Reading, Mishpatim, from Kabbalah sages and Chasidic masters, and on KabbalaOnine.org
Jan. 24

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #25, Story #1259 featuring: "Israel's Champion Finder"

Jan. 24

Ascent storyteller WhatsApp Group: a different audio, video and print story each Saturday night. THIS WEEK's Schedule posted every TUESDAY (now also available by email)

Jan. 18

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #25, Story #1258 featuring: "An Anonymous Kindness" (Rebbetzin Chaya Moussia)

Jan. 3CURRENT Jewish Month: SHVAT 5782 (sunset, Jan. 2 - Feb. 1)
 
 Support Ascent: A shorter, simpler, more efficient Donation page, including 3 new PayPal links and updated addresses
 ASCENT FACEBOOK "Ascent Tsfat" Please join!
 "Festivals of the Full Moon" (vol. 2) and "Saturday Night, Full Moon" (vol. 1) are available for purchase through ASCENT online and in Tsfat, the publisher in Jerusalem (Koren), better Jewish bookstores internationally, and on Amazon in both hardcover and Kindle editions
AUTHENTIC JEWISH MYSTICISM AND SPIRITUALITY: KabbalaOnline.org - a project of Ascent-of-Safed
 

COMING ATTRACTIONS! (PLUS the usual, PLUS more!)

Jan. 31Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #25, Story #1260, featuring: Rabbi Yehoshua ("Josh") Gordon, 'obm'
Recent features and selected Oldies but Goodies -- a sampling
Jan. 18Chasidut/Kabbalah: "600000 Root Souls" (Yitro)
Jan. 10 BONUS Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- "A BRONX TALE" ( for Yud Shvat)
Jan. 10Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Offer Yourself" (Yud Shvat -- Tues. night-Wed, Jan. 12) ch. 2 of the immortal chasidic discourse, 'Basi l'Gani]
Jan. 10RECENT Jewish Holiday: TU B'SHVAT (Sunday night-Monday, Jan. 17)
Jan. 10Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Leaders of People and of Time" (BESHALACH)
Jan. 3Chasidut/Kabbalah: " A Connection Deeper Than Natural" (BO)
Dec. 27BONUS STORY! -- in honor of the yahrzeit of Rabbi Shneur Zalman, founder of Chabad Chasidism.
Dec. 27Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Two Names for Two Brothers" (Vaera)
Dec. 20Chasidut/Kabbalah: A Golden Opportunity (Shmot - Zohar)
Dec.13RECENT Jewish holy day: Fast Day of the Tenth of The Tenth (Tevet 10)
Dec. 6RECENT Jewish Month: TEVET 5782 (sunset, Dec. 4 - Jan. 2)
Nov. 29Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Meditation on the Chanukah Candle" (Chanukah)
Nov. 22Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Yehuda & Tamar" (Vayeishev)
Nov. 15"A Tale of Two Stories" (Yud-Tes Kislev)
Nov. 8Jews and Sports: "The Yiddish Battery" (Baseball)
Nov. 1Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Yaakov vs. Esau in Kabbalah" (Toldot)
Oct. 25Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbalah and the Eastern Religions" ( Chaye Sara)
Sep. 19Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories: Brief Biographical Glimpses of all the main characters in alphabetical order, cross-referenced to the story ID numbers UPDATED!
Aug. 30Chasidut/Kabbalah: "What is a Soul" (ROSH HASHANA)
Aug. 9Current Events: "Teenage Jewish Boy Saves Elderly Jewish Woman's Life"
July 19Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Tu b'Av and the Full Moon" (15th Av)
July 12
Sages of Safed: Rabbi Yitzchak Luria -- the "Holy Ari" of Safed [Hei (5th) Av]
June 7

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Teacher and the King"

Feb. 1BONUS Story for this week: "The Rebbetzin in Action"
Jan. 4, 2021BONUS Chassidic/Kabbalah Story: "The ‘New Year’s Day’ Earthquake Miracle in Tsfat" (The Avritch Rebbe, chasidic leader of mid-18th century Tsfat and author of "Bat Ayin")
Nov. 9

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #24, Story #1196, featuring: "Schwartzie in Hebron"

Sep. 14List of 13 stories for the upcoming holidays from "Festivals of the Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles, the Ascent storyteller.
July 20
Kabbalah: Kitvei Arizal - the Writings of the Holy Ari
July 20

Holy Sites: "Ari Mikveh"

May 11

THE Lag b'Omer Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- the most miraculous, yet the most authenticated. Audio version too! (Lag b'Omer)

Mar. 23, 2020Current Events: "A Meditation for CCPVirus-Induced Isolation and Lockdowns"
Feb. 3 Jews and Sports: "Lessons from the Super Bowl"
Oct. 17Safed Shuls: List of active synagogues in Zefat Old City UPDATED
June 24Holy Sites: "Finding Your Soulmate Day" -- Hilula (the Celebration Day) of Rabbi Yonatan Ben Uziel -- in The Valley of Love -- Amuka
April 15 Prayer: "Lecha Dodi": Original rhyming translation and commentary.
Feb. 26Life at Ascent: Staff Profiles (updated)
Jan. 15

Shoot the Rabbi: Q: "Why do you stress Judaism as a religion? We see it primarily as a culture." Response:

Mar.28Life at Ascent: University of Haifa student review of Ascent
Feb. 1Life at Ascent: short video clip from our 33rd annual Tu bShvat Seder
Jan. 11
Sept. 7SPECIAL FEATURE: "The Kabbalah of Coffee"
June 165-STAR REVIEW on Amazon.com for the Kindle edition of
"Saturday Night, Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles,
the Ascent storyteller.[preview]
May 26RAVE REVIEW by acclaimed author Yanki Tauber for "Saturday Night, Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles, the Ascent storyteller.
Available for purchase in Tzfat through ASCENT, or else from the publisher
in Jerusalem. [preview]
July 22Life at Ascent: Shabbat Experience in Mystical Tzefat (improved)
May 6Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories -- Another amazing story with CORRECTED AUDIO LINK
Oct. 29 Shoot!: The ASCENT Question & Answer Forum menu (updated: "Jewish Yoga?"--at Beliefs #15)
Sep. 3Ascent Studies: Links page (updated)
Mar. 19 Torah and Science: Global Ecology
Feb. 27Kabbalah: "What is Kabbalah and Why?" -- more definitions
Jan. 22 Era of Moshiach - "Moshiach and the Moon"
Jan. 22 Prayer: Morning Blessing #17 - Women's perspective
Aug. 15 Life at Ascent: Ascent's First Thirty Years (updated)
June 13Kabbalah/Chasidut: "Recommended Reading List" (corrected)
Perennials
 Life at Ascent: Original, unique, breathtaking Kabbalah Exhibit
  Life at Ascent: Map to Ascent from the Central Bus Station (now GPS compatible!)
 Life at Ascent: Your Personal Torah Code (updates, upgrades and new offers)
 Life at Ascent: Seminar Reviews (updated)
  Life at Ascent: SUMMER DAILY Schedule (REVISED!)
 Life at Ascent: Library/Media Center (updated)
 Life at Ascent: 30th annual Safed Klezmer Festival (Ascent schedule w' Festival schedule) August 22-24. 2017
 Life at Ascent: What is Ascent? (updated)
 Life at Ascent: Staff Profiles (updated)
 Life at Ascent: Contact us (updated)
 Life at Ascent: Ulpan (updated)
 Ascent Studies: Links page (updated)
  Prayer & Meditation : Annual Blessing on Blossoming Fruit Trees (month of Nisan)
 Pirkei Avot: Introductory & Concluding verses -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
  Meditation: A Woman's Shabbat Candlelighting Meditation
 Ascent Studies: Free E-subscriptions (updated)
 Ascent Studies: Surf & Learn -- Just like from our Visitor's Lounge here in Tsfat
 Kosher Humor: Ascent "Kosher Humor" archives open for the merry month of Adar only
 Life at Ascent: short video clip from our 33rd annual Tu bShvat Seder
 "One Shabbat, One World" International Shabbaton - Feb. 3-4
 Farbrengen with BIG MO in L.A. (more information)
 Ascent on the Road!: TWO Reunion Shabboses in L.A. with BIG Mo
  Upcoming Jewish Festival: "New Moon of Nissan"
  Prayer: "Lecha Dodi": Original rhyming translation and commentary.
 Pirkei Avot: Concluding verse -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
 Pirkei Avot: Introductory verse -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
 Pirkei Avot: Chapter 1 -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
 
Kabbalah: "The Lag B'Omer Departure of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai" (Lag B'Omer)
 
Kabbalah: "Deeds of Kindness with Mystical Intentions" (Ramak)
 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "For a Full Month" (KiTeitze, Elul - Ohr HaChayim)
 

Sages of Safed: "Yahrzeit of the Ari" (Hei [5th] Av -- August 5-6)

 
Kabbalah: Kitvei Arizal - the Writings of the Holy Ari
 The Lubavitcher Rebbe - 27th yahrzeit: A Brief Biography
 A personal story with The Lubavitcher Rebbe from one of Ascent's founders
 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories -- Tuesday of this week (Kislev 12) is the 185th yahrzeit of the Avritcher Rebbe of Tsfat, author of the mystical Torah book, "Bat Ayin"
 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #1, Story #125 / Feb. 1999 (Shabbat Shekalim)
 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Story #538 (Shabbat Zachor 5768/2008)
 

BONUS STORY from R. Yerachmiel Tilles for Chai (18) ELUL, birthday of both the Baal Shem Tov & Rabbi Shneur Zalman: "Mirror Mirror on the Wall"

 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories: The rainy season in Israel begins tonight! For "rainy season in Israel" stories, see #103 and 106 (both in "Saturday Night, Full Moon") and 528, a Safed story
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Excerpts from 5 reviews of "Saturday Night, Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles, the Ascent storyteller. [extract]
  

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