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What's New and Awesome on ASCENTofSAFED.com

Aug. 10 Prayer and Meditation: "The Thirteenth Gate" (Magid of Mezritch)
Aug. 10 Chasidut/Kabbalah: Essay on this week's Torah reading by Rabbi Shaul Leiter, Director of Ascent
Aug. 10 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Spiritual and Selfless" (Re'ey)
Aug. 10 Chasidut/Kabbalah: MORE on this week's Torah Readings, Re'ey, from Kabbalah sages and Chasidic masters, and on KabbalaOnine.org
Aug. 10 Pirkei Avot: Cycle 3, Chapter 5 -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics (Pirkei Avot)
Aug. 10 FLASH! Ascent storyteller WhatsApp Group: a different audio, video and print story each Saturday night. For updated information on the group, click here
Aug. 10

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #23, Story #1183, featuring: "The brother from Israel came to L.A., dressed in his best suit, and sought the addresses his brother recommended."

Aug. 3 Recent Jewish Holy Day: "The Fullest Full Moon Festival" [Fifteenth of Av -- August 4 sunset - August 5 nightfall]
July 20
Kabbalah: Kitvei Arizal - the Writings of the Holy Ari (Hei Av)
July 20

Holy Sites: "Ari Mikveh" (Hei Av)

July 20 CURRENT Jewish Month: Menachem-Av 5780 (sunset, July 21 - Aug. 21)
Mar. 23 Current Events: "A Meditation for ChinaVirus-Induced Isolation"
 
  Support Ascent: A shorter, simpler, more efficient Donation page, including 3 new PayPal links and updated addresses
  ASCENT FACEBOOK "Ascent Tsfat" Please join!
  "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), better Jewish bookstores internationally, and on Amazon in both hardcover and Kindle editions
FULLY RENNOVATED, EXTRA BEAUTIFUL, KabbalaOnline.org - a project of Ascent-of-Safed
 

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

Aug. 17

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #23, Story #1184, featuring: the Skelener Rebbe

Aug. 17 UPCOMING Jewish Month: ELUL 5780 (sunset, Aug. 19 - Sept. )
Aug. 24 Excerpts from 5 reviews of "Saturday Night, Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles, the Ascent storyteller. [extract]

 

Recent features and selected Oldies but Goodies -- a sampling
Aug. 3 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Not by Bread Alone" (Ekev)
Aug. 3

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #23, Story #1182, featuring: "New/Old Security Technology" in Chengdu, China

July 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Audio-Visual-Connections" (Vaet'chanan)
July 27 Recent Jewish Holy Day: Tisha b'Av
July 20 Recent Jewish Holy Days: The Nine Days
July 20 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Healing of Hearing by Seeing" (Devorim)
July 13
Sages of Safed: Rabbi Moshe Cordovero -- the "Ramak" of Safed
July 13
Kabbalah: "Deeds of Kindness with Mystical Intentions" (Ramak)
June 29 "Arrest and Liberation" -- 2 extra stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles for Yud Beit Tammuz: #'s 347, 1021
June 22 The Lubavitcher Rebbe - 26th yahrzeit: A Brief Biography
June 15 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Mouth-to-Mouth" (Korach)
June 8

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles #1174 (featuring: "Yiddish Language and its Fringe Benefits")

May 25 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Site to Behold" (Shavuot)
May 25 Recent Jewish Holiday: Shavuot
May 25 Extra: Shavuot Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles: "All Night in Salonica"
May 18 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories Archives: Story Bios Index now with connected story numbers! - updated
May 11

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

Apr. 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Outer Body Experience" (Acharei - Chasidic Masters Series)
Apr. 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Getting Paid on Time" (Kedoshim - the Holy Ari of Tsfat)
Apr. 20 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kosher Indicators" (Tazria-Metzorah)
Apr. 12 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Carnivorous and the Kind" (Shemini)
Apr. 12 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "When G-d Told Us Not to Pray!" (7th Pesach)
Apr. 12 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Teacher and the King" (8th Pesach)
Apr. 6

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #23, Story #1165 (featuring: the Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Polio Epidemic)

Feb. 3 Jews and Sports: "Lessons from the Super Bowl"
Dec. 30

Sages of Safed: What Happened on January 1, 1840?

Nov. 18 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbala and the Eastern Religions"
Nov. 4 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Uniqueness of Jewish Mysticism"
Oct. 28 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbala and the Mitzvot for Gentiles"
Oct. 23 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Female Adam" (Bereishis)
Oct. 17 Safed Shuls: List of active synagogues in Zefat Old City UPDATED
Sep. 16 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Baal Shem Tov meets the Moshiach" (Chai Elul & Rosh Hashana)
Sep. 2 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Divination: Forbidden and Permitted"
July 22 Current Events: "Vaccines and Doctor Mistakes"
June 24 Holy 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. 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 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)
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)
  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)
 

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 - 26th 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)
  Chasidut/Kabbalah: "For a Full Month" (KiTeitze, Elul - Ohr HaChayim)
  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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