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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.
Ascentof Safed is designed to be a place for relaxation, reflection, interaction,
and spiritual exploration, where you can grow and learn in your own way, at your
own pace, in an open atmosphere. You can experience a wide range of learning,
volunteer, creative, recreation and other opportunities at Ascent as well as in
the Old City of Tzfat.
We can help you create a personalized study plan,
you can join one of our weekend or weekday retreats, or you can come to relax
and attend study and meditation sessions at your leisure, while staying in our
great hostel with its spectacular views.
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.
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.