THIS WEEK'S CHASSIDIC/KABBALAH STORY
from R. YERACHMIEL TILLES #1312
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"A Summons to Spiritual War"

"What we heard and saw during that Purim meal we did not hear or see our entire lives - shocking terrifying things for those who witnessed them. The pain of the Rebbe was overwhelming."

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8 SH'VAT 5783 - Monday, Jan. 30, 2023

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THIS WEEK'S ESSAY FROM RABBI SHAUL YOSEF LEITER
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Beshalach

The Torah teaches, "Six days you should work and do all of your labors" (Shemot 20:9). The Torah is telling us that specifically weekdays, Sunday through Friday, are the times when we are expected to do weekday things, labor connected with making a living, community and family that are not connected in any overt way to the study of Torah and the fulfillment of the commandments. Nevertheless, even for this there are limits...

 

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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.

Available now at Ascent of Safed. Read Reviews


"Apples from the Orchard"

OUT OF PRINT; now in its 3rd 4th printing!
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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