May you and yours have a Rectifying month of ELUL 5777


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Sep. 17 Life at Ascent: The UPCOMING Jewish Month: TISHREI 5778 (starts after sunset on Wednesday night, Sept. 20)
Sep. 17 Chasidut/Kabbalah: ""What is a Soul" - (ROSH HASHANA - Chassidic Masters series)"
Sep. 17 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Walk, Don't Fly" - Zohar (ROSH HASHANA)
Sep. 17 Chasidut/Kabbalah: Essay on this week's Torah reading by Rabbi Shaul Leiter, Director of Ascent
Sep. 17 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Seven Days of Return" (Ha'azinu - Shabbat Shuva)
Sep. 17 Chasidut/Kabbalah: MORE on this week's Torah Reading, Ha'azinu, from Kabbalah sages and chasidic masters, and on
Sep. 17 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #21, Story #1032 (featuring: ROSH HASHANA)
Sep. 11 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Hear Us, Forgive Us" (Selichot)
Sep. 11 UPCOMING Jewish Holiday: ROSH HASHANA 5778
Sep. 11 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Head of the King" - Zohar (ROSH HASHANA)
Sep. 4 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Baal Shem Tov meets the Moshiach" (Rosh Hashana)
Aug. 21 Life at Ascent: The CURRENT Jewish Month: ELUL 5777 (starts after sunset on Monday night, Aug. 21)
Aug. 21 CURRENT Jewish Holiday: The Month of ELUL
  "Saturday Night, Full Moon" (vol. 1) and "Festivals of the Full Moon" (vol. 2) available for purchase through ASCENT online and in Tsfat, the publisher in Jerusalem (Koren), Jewish bookstores internationally, and on Amazon in both hardcover and Kindle editions
  Support Ascent: A shorter, simpler, more efficient Donation page, including 3 new PayPal links and updated addresses
  ASCENT FACEBOOK "Ascent Tsfat" Please join!
FULLY RENNOVATED, EXTRA BEAUTIFUL, - a project of Ascent-of-Safed
  Excerpts from 5 reviews of "Saturday Night, Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles, the Ascent storyteller. [extract]
Sep. 25 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #21, Story #1033 (featuring: Yom Kippur )
Sep. 25 UPCOMING Jewish Holiday: Yom Kippur 5778
Sep. 25 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Uttering THE Name" (Yom Kippur)
Sep. 25 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Yom Kippur on Shabbat" (Yom Kippur)
Oct. 2 UPCOMING Jewish Holiday: Sukkot 5778
Oct. 2 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Delivery to the Nations" (Bat Ayin - Sukkot)
Oct. 9 UPCOMING Jewish Holiday: Simchat Torah 5778
Recent features and selected Oldies but Goodies -- a sampling
Sep. 11 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "All Your Heart and Soul" (Netzavim)
Sep. 11 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Multiple Souls of Adam" (Vayelech)
Sep. 4 UPCOMING Chasidic Holiday: "Chai Elul": Birth day and Revelation Day for the Chasidic movement.
Sep. 4 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Ten Principles of the Baal Shem Tov" ("Chai Elul")
Sep. 4 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Greater joy" (Ki Tavo)
Aug. 28 Current Events: "Mystical Lessons from the Solar Eclipse"
Aug. 28 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Getting Paid on Time" (Ki Teitze)
Aug. 21 Life at Ascent: Come to ASCENT for the 30th annual Safed Klezmer Music Festival: August 22-24. 2017
Aug. 21 The staffs of Ascent-of-Safed and KabbalaOnline deeply mourn the tragic passing last week at an early age (41) of Benyamin-Eliezer-Shmuel ("Benny") Benami,
son of the administrator of and the mailing lists of, on the 24th of the Jewish month of Menachem-Av (Aug. 16), in the year 5777. May his soul ascend smoothly on high and be a strong advocate for his wife and young children, his family, friends and nation, and may he continue to plead strongly: "Moshiach NOW!"
Aug. 21 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Divination: Forbidden and Permitted" (Shoftim)
Aug. 14 Current Events: "World's Oldest Man (an Orthodox Jew in Haifa) dies at almost 114"
Aug. 14 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Spiritual and Selfless" (Re'ey)
Aug. 7 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Not by Bread Alone" (Ekev)
July 30 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories Archives: Story Bios Index now with connected story numbers! - updated
July 30 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Story #813: "The Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Ohr HaChayim"--corrected and expanded
July 30 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Audio-Visual-Connections" (Vaet'chanan)
July 24 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Healing of Hearing by Seeing" (Devarim)
July 24 Kabbalah: "Yahrzeit of the Holy Ari"
July 24 Kabbalah: Teachings of Rabbi Yitzchak Luria (the "Arizal")
July 17

Life at Ascent: Yahrzeit of the Ramak

June 26 The Lubavitcher Rebbe - 23rd yahrzeit: A Brief Biography
June 19 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories Archives: Story Bios Index now with connected story numbers! - updated
May 8 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Lag B'Omer Departure of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai" (Lag b'Omer)
May 1 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Getting Paid on Time" (Kedoshim - Arizal)
Jan 16

Q: "Why do religious people always answer, 'Thank G-d,' no matter what you ask them? It is so predictable and boring, it discourages talking to them."


Dec. 18 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Tale of Two Stories" (Yud-Tes Kislev)
Nov. 21 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbalah and the Eastern Religions" (Chayei Sara)
Oct. 31 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbala and the Mitzvot for Gentiles" (Noach)
Oct. 25 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Female Adam" (Bereshis - Apter)
Oct. 5 Jewish Laws in One Minute: If you have been following this series and would like it to be continued, click here.
Sep. 19 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Baal Shem Tov meets the Moshiach" (Chai Elul - Rosh Hashana)
Sep. 15 Story #981 (featuring: the world’s oldest living man!) plus SUPPLEMENT
Aug. 22 Safed Shuls: List of active synagogues in Zefat Old City - UPDATED!
Aug. 1 Ascent's 'Kosher Humor': "A Nice Cup of Coffee"
June 27 Holy Sites: In the Valley of Love
June 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Praying at Ancestral Graves" (Shelach)
June 14 Jews and Sports: "Chabad Rabbi Climbs Mt. Everest in Full Chassidic Regalia!"
May 16 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Lag b'Omer in Meron"
Mar.28 Life at Ascent: University of Haifa student review of Ascent
Feb. 1 Life at Ascent: short video clip from our 33rd annual Tu bShvat Seder
Jan. 11
Dec. 7
Kabbalah/Chasidut: "From Sinai to the Internet" (Chanukah)
Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbalah Soul Music"
Oct. 19
Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Thirteenth Gate of Prayer"
Sept. 7 SPECIAL FEATURE: "The Kabbalah of Coffee"
August 10 Prayer: "Lecha Dodi": Original rhyming translation and commentary.
July 28

Kabbalah/Chasidut: "Holy Ari - Basic Teachings"

June 16 5-STAR REVIEW on for the Kindle edition of
"Saturday Night, Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles,
the Ascent storyteller.[preview]
May 26 RAVE REVIEW by 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 22 Life at Ascent: Shabbat Experience in Mystical Tzefat (improved)
May 6 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories -- AMAZING 'Lag b'Omer Miracle in Meron' story with CORRECTED AUDIO LINK
May 6 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories -- Another amazing story with CORRECTED AUDIO LINK
Oct. 29 Shoot!: The ASCENT Question & Answer Forum menu (updated: "Jewish Yoga?"--at Beliefs #15)
Oct. 9
Kabbalah/Chasidut: "The Female Adam"
Sep. 3 Ascent Studies: Links page (updated)
June 11 Sages of Safed: Rabbi Yonatan Ben Uziel (Amuka) as explained by the Baal Shem Tov!
Mar. 19 Torah and Science: Global Ecology
Feb. 27 Kabbalah: "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
Jan. 2 Life at Ascent: "Friend Brings Friend" campaign
Aug. 15 Life at Ascent: Ascent's First Thirty Years (updated)
June 13 Kabbalah/Chasidut: "Recommended Reading List" (corrected)
  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: Contact us (updated)
  Life at Ascent: Ulpan (updated)
  Ascent Studies: Links page (updated)
  Sages of Safed: An expanded list
  Prayer: Annual Blessing on Blossoming Fruit Trees (month of Nisan)
  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: 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)
Kabbalah: Kitvei Arizal - the Writings of the Holy Ari
  The Lubavitcher Rebbe - 20th 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"
5777 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "For a Full Month" (KiTeitze, Elul - Ohr HaChayim)

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