THIS WEEK'S CHASSIDIC/KABBALAH STORY
from R. YERACHMIEL TILLES #1287
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"The Farmer's Unmarried Daughter"

Yankel became a staunch admirer of the Baal Shem Tov, traveling to Mezibuz whenever he had any questions about farming techniques.

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Insight of the Week

11 Menachem-Av 5782 - Monday, August 8, 2022

How could it be that unknown Fifteenth of Av is considered more festive than Passover, Sukkot and Purim? The Talmud explains:
"The daughters of Jerusalem…dressed in white…would go out and dance in the vineyards." and
"Whoever lacked a wife would go there to [gaze and] find one."
Now, 2000+ years later, the Fifteenth of Av is still the major matchmaking day on the Jewish calendar.

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THIS WEEK'S ESSAY FROM RABBI SHAUL YOSEF LEITER
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Va'etchanan

Sometimes one is chosen by G-d to receive a ray of infinite light, incomparably more powerful than his or her own strengths. This infinite light helps a person move out of their limitations and attain a much higher spiritual level. The masters refer to it as a "free gift" because there is no quantifiable relationship between it and our observance of the commandments.

 

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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"

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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