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June 14

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah STORY from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #24, Story #1227, featuring:"Along the King's Highway"

June 14

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)

June 14 Essay on this week's Torah reading, Chukat, by Rabbi Shaul Leiter, Director of Ascent
June 14 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Saving Lives" (Chukat)
June 14 MORE on this week's Torah Readings, Chukat, from Kabbalah sages and Chasidic masters, and on KabbalaOnine.org
June 14 Pirkei Avot: Cycle 2, Chapter 5-- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
June 14 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Walk and See" (Sivan-Tammuz)
June 7 UPCOMING Jewish Month: Tammuz 5781 (sunset, June 10 - July 8)
June 7 The Lubavitcher Rebbe - 27th yahrzeit: A Brief Biography
June 7

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Teacher and the King" (The Lubasvitcher Rebbe)

May 10 CURRENT Jewish Month: SIVAN 5781 (sunset, May 11 - June 10)
Apr. 6 Pirkei Avot: Introductory & Concluding verses -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
Jan. 27 Meditation: A Woman's Shabbat Candlelighting Meditation
 
  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!)

June 21 Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #24, Story #1228, featuring: "Running-Walking-Waiting to See the King"
June 21

Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories: Brief Biograhical Glimpses of the main characters in alphabetical order, cross-referenced to the story ID numbers UPDATED!

June 28 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
June 7 Jews and Sports: "Jewish MLB Prospect: Pitches No-Hitters, Batting .500+"!
June 7 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Mouth-to-Mouth" (Korach)
May 31

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah STORY from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #24, Story #1225, featuring: "Trapped in a Hezbollah Mine Field" (Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, General Effi Eitam)

May 24 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Blow Those Trumpets" (Baha'alotecha)
May 19 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Fasting While Eating" (Naso)
May 10 RECENT Jewish Holiday: SHAVUOT
May 10 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Site to Behold" (SHAVUOT)
May 10 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Trust and Pleasure" (SHAVUOT)
May 10 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "An Angelic Visitation" (a SHAVUOT story)
May 10 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Blessing From the Heart" (Bamidbar)
May 10

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah STORY from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #24, Story #1220, featuring: "Lag b'Omer and Carrots" (revised, improved)

May 3 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories: "Story Profiles" - brief bio notes of major characteers in all (almost) 1200+ stories, cross-referenced to story numbers. UPDATED
May 3 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Ultimate Release" (Bahar)
May 3 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Holy Exchanges" (Behukotai)
Apr. 26 RECENT Jewish Holiday: Lag b'Omer (Thursday night-Friday. Iyar 18, April 29-30)
Apr. 26 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Lag b'Omer Departure of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai"
Apr. 26 Upcoming Jewish Holiday: "Passover Again -- Far Out, Man!" (Pesach Sheini -2nd Passover - Iyar 14 / Monday, April 24)
Apr. 26

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah STORY from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #24, Story #1220, featuring: ""Lag b'Omer and Carrots"

Apr. 26 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Priestly Misconduct" (Emor)
Apr. 19 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Outer Body Experience" (Acharei Mot - Chasidic Masters Series)
Apr. 19 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Getting Paid on Time" (Kedoshim - Ari)
Apr. 12 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kosher Indicators" (Tazria-Metzora)
Apr. 12 RECENT Jewish Month: IYAR 5781 (sunset, April 11 - May 11)
Apr. 6 Chasidut/Kabbalah:"Preparation and Elevation" Seven Weeks of Omer
Apr. 6 Chasidut/Kabbalah:"Counting Towards the Wedding Canopy" Seven Weeks of Omer
Apr. 6 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Carnivorous and the Kind" (Shemini)
Mar.30 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "When G-d Told Us Not to Pray!" (7th Pesach)
Mar.30 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Teacher and the King" (8th Passover)
Mar. 22 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Blessed Seder Preparations" (Shabbat HaGadol-Piaseczno / Warsaw Ghetto Rebbe)
Mar. 22

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Consuming Fire of Loving-kindness" (Tzav)

Mar. 15 RECENT Jewish Month: NISSAN 5781 (sunset, Feb. 11 - Mar. 13)
Mar. 15 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Matzah and Midnight" (Pesach Seder)
Mar. 15 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Giving Yourself" (Vayikra)
Mar. 8 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Original New Moon" (Shabbat HaHodesh)
Feb. 1 BONUS Story for this week: "The Rebbetzin in Action"
Jan. 18 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Offer Yourself" (Yud Shvat - ch. 2 of the immortal chasidic discourse, 'Basi l'Gani)
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.
July 20
Kabbalah: Kitvei Arizal - the Writings of the Holy Ari
July 20

Holy Sites: "Ari Mikveh"

July 13
Sages of Safed: Rabbi Moshe Cordovero -- the "Ramak" of Safed
July 13
Kabbalah: "Deeds of Kindness with Mystical Intentions" (Ramak)
May 25 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Site to Behold" (Shavuot)
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. 6

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

Mar. 23, 2020 Current Events: "A Meditation for CCPVirus-Induced Isolation and Lockdowns"
Feb. 3 Jews and Sports: "Lessons from the Super Bowl"
Oct. 17 Safed Shuls: List of active synagogues in Zefat Old City UPDATED
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
June 7 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)
  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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