THIS WEEK'S CHASSIDIC/KABBALAH STORY
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"Simchat Torah for Mother"

"Although I am Torah-observant, my holidays lately have not been filled with synagogue prayers and pretty dresses and festive food."

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Insight of the Week

20 Tishrei 5782 - Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021

The main concept of Simchat Torah is simcha, or joy, as is indicated by the name of the holiday. It is from this special day that we derive all our happiness for the entire year!

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THIS WEEK'S ESSAY FROM RABBI SHAUL YOSEF LEITER
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Sinchat Torah-Shabbat Bereishit

The Talmud teaches (same source as above), G-d did not create anything in His world without a purpose. Every single thing and even every single moment that G-d created, even something small or a very small amount of time has a purpose and a goal for which G-d created it.

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Kabbalistic Books by Ascent Staff

"Festivals of the Full Moon" (Koren)

If you enjoyed Saturday Night Full Moon", you're sure to want its sequel. Another collection of intriguing Stories of Kabbalah Sages, Chasidic Masters and other Jewish Heroes by Ascent's storymaster, Yerachmiel Tilles.

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"Apples from the Orchard"

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Deep mystical insights from the teachings of Rabbi Yitzchak Luria on the Weekly Torah, translated into English by Moshe-Yakov Wisnefsky.

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"GPS for the Soul"

A summary of lessons conducted at the Ascent Institute in Safed by Nadav Cohen on the first 12 chapters of the Tanya, on its themes, including stories and examples.

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