THIS WEEK'S CHASSIDIC/KABBALAH STORY
from R. YERACHMIEL TILLES #1212
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"The Lubavitcher Rebbe's' Rabbi"

"He sent the first edition to the Lubavitcher Rebbe and hoped to receive the Rebbe’s blessing and encouragement, but he received no response at all. This distressed him greatly. "

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Insight of the Week

17 Adar 5781 - Monday, Mar. 1, 2021

Kabbala is not a collection of reports of what various sages and saints had to say on the meaning of life and ultimate values - based on their mystical experiences or visions. The Kabbala and its teachings - no less than the halacha - are an integral part of the Torah. They are traced back to the historical roots of Sinai, part and parcel of "Moses received the Torah from Sinai and transmitted it...."

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THIS WEEK'S ESSAY FROM RABBI SHAUL YOSEF LEITER
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Ki Tissa

This is what it means to become "broken Tablets". Being broken is to let go of our own ego, to actually enter a different dimension, a place where we totally nullify ourselves to G-d's intellect, that we accept it unquestionably, Then, and only then, is there Divine assistance that elevates our human, limited understanding. To go to a higher level, where we are able to grasp the inner truth of the Torah

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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 either online at KabbalaOnline-shop.com or 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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