MAY YOU EXPERIENCE A LIGHT-FILLED MONTH OF KISLEV!

 

For full information and reservations on ASCENT's events and retreats,
please visit MyAscent.org or our Facebook events page.

Dec. 5

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles--Year #27, Story #1304: featuring: Maggid,Baal Tanya, 'Mittler' Rebbe (Yud-Tet Kislev)

Dec. 5

BONUS Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles: "The Farmer Method"
(Outside of Israel the petition for rain is added to the daily prayers starting tonight, Dec.5)

Dec. 5

Ascent storyteller WhatsApp Group and email list: a different audio, video and print story each Saturday night. THIS WEEK's Schedule

Dec. 5

Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories: Brief Bios of Main Personalities in all 1300 stories, cross-referenced according to story #. expanded

Dec. 5

Chasidut/Kabbalah: An essay on this week's Torah reading, VAYISHLACH, by Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter, Executive Director of ASCENT

Dec. 5

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Special Bar-Mitzvah Guest" (VAYISHLACH)

Dec. 5

Chasidut/Kabbalah: MORE on VAYISHLACH from Kabbalah sages and Chasidic masters, and on KabbalaOnine.org

Dec. 5

UPCOMING Chasidic Celebration: YUD-TES KISLEV: Monday eve, Dec.12 - Tuesday, Dec.13

Nov. 21 Chassidic/Kabbalah Story Archives: stories #101-1300 from years 5758-5783 (Sept. 1997 - Nov. 2022)
Nov. 21 CURRENT Jewish Month: KISLEV 5783 (Oct. 23, evening - Dec. 23)
Nov. 14

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbala and the Eastern Religions"

Nov. 7

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Deeds of Kindness with Added Mystical Intentions" ("Palm Tree of Devorah")

Oct. 24

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbala and the Mitzvot for Gentiles"

 
  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 in Tsfat at ASCENT, online at KorenPub, at 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!)

Dec. 12 UPCOMING Jewish Holiday: CHANUKAH

Dec. 12

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles--Year #26, Story #1305: "Abortion and Prayer" ( Rabbi Aryeh Levin)

Dec. 12

UPCOMING Chasidic Celebration: "A Tale of Two Stories" (Yud-Tes Kislev)

Recent features and selected Oldies but Goodies -- a sampling
Nov. 28

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Dreams and Visions" (VAYETZEI)

Nov. 21

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Yaakov vs. Esau in Kabbalah" (Toldot)

Nov. 7

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The First Jewish Delicatessen" (Vayeira)

Oct. 31

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Leaving Home" (Lech Lecha - Zohar)

Oct. 24

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Mighty Waters and Fiery Love" (No'ach)

Oct. 19

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Female Adam" (Bereishis)

Oct. 12 RECENT Jewish Holiday: Shemini Ateret/SimchatTorah
Oct. 3

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Delivery to the Nations" (Sukkot - Bat Ayin)

Oct. 3

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Purifying the Holy of Holies" (Yom Kippur)

Oct. 3

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Heaven-Inspired Torah Code" (Ha'azinu)

Sept. 19

Chasidut/Kabbalah: What is a Soul" - (Rosh Hashana - Chasidic Masters series)

Aug. 29

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Divination: Forbidden and Permitted" (SHOFTIM)

Aug. 22 Safed Shuls: List of active synagogues in Zefat Old City UPDATED
Aug. 8 Chasidut/Kabbalah: Tu b'Av and the Full Moon" (Fifteenth of Av)
Aug. 1
Kabbalah: Kitvei Arizal - the Writings of the Holy Ari
Aug. 1

Holy Sites: "Ari Mikveh"

July 25

June 27 The Lubavitcher Rebbe - 28th yahrzeit: A Brief Biography
June 20 Holy Sites: "Finding Your Soulmate Day" -- Hilula (the 'Celebration Day') of Rabbi Yonatan Ben Uziel [26 Sivan /2022:June 25 -- in The Valley of Love -- Amuka
June 13

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Praying at Ancestral Graves" (Shelach)

May 16

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Lag B'Omer Departure of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai" (Lag b'Omer)

May 9

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Passover Again -- Far Out, Man!" (Pesach Sheini / "Second Passover") Sunday, May 15

Apr. 25

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Getting Paid on Time" (Kedoshim - Ari)

Apr. 18

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Teacher and the King" (8TH Day Pesach)

Apr. 11 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Matza & Midnight" (Pesach Seder)
Mar, 14 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Behind the Masks"(PURIM)
Jan. 31 Two Months of Joy: "Maintaining the Cosmic Balance" (the "pregnant" year - Adar A-B)
Jan. 24

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbalah Soul Music"

Jan. 10 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Offer Yourself" (Yud Shvat -- Tues. night-Wed, Jan. 12) ch. 2 of the immortal chasidic discourse, 'Basi l'Gani]
Nov. 29 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Meditation on the Chanukah Candle" (Chanukah)
Nov. 15 "A Tale of Two Stories" (Yud-Tes Kislev)
Nov. 8 Jews and Sports: "The Yiddish Battery" (Baseball)
Aug. 30 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "What is a Soul" (ROSH HASHANA)
Aug. 9 Current Events: "Teenage Jewish Boy Saves Elderly Jewish Woman's Life"
July 19 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Tu b'Av and the Full Moon" (15th Av)
Feb. 1 BONUS Story for this week: "The Rebbetzin in Action"
Jan. 4, 2021 BONUS 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. 14 List of 13 stories for the upcoming holidays from "Festivals of the Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles, the Ascent storyteller.
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, 2020 Current Events: "A Meditation for CCPVirus-Induced Isolation and Lockdowns"
Feb. 3 Jews and Sports: "Lessons from the Super Bowl"
April 15 Prayer: "Lecha Dodi": Original rhyming translation and commentary.
Feb. 26 Life 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.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
Sept. 7 SPECIAL FEATURE: "The Kabbalah of Coffee"
June 16 5-STAR REVIEW on Amazon.com for the Kindle edition of
"Saturday Night, Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles,
the Ascent storyteller.[preview]
May 26 RAVE 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 22 Life at Ascent: Shabbat Experience in Mystical Tzefat (improved)
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)
Sep. 3 Ascent Studies: Links page (updated)
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
Aug. 15 Life at Ascent: Ascent's First Thirty Years (updated)
June 13 Kabbalah/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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