THIS WEEK'S CHASSIDIC/KABBALAH STORY
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"Inner Peace"

I lost everything in the Holocaust. An old friend found me a job in the Vaad HaHatzala ('Rescue Council') offices in Paris. The constant workload my position required helped me maintain my sanity.

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Insight of the Week

23 ELUL 5782 - Monday, Sept. 19, 2022

The reason that man was not created with wings is so that he would not be able to fly immediately to do a sinful act. Since a person has to walk to do so, it is possible that as he proceeds he will have second thoughts and a more pure spirit will be aroused within him, counteracting the wicked thought and giving him the chance to repent before acting.

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THIS WEEK'S ESSAY FROM RABBI SHAUL YOSEF LEITER
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Vayelech

When Moshe is about to begin his ultimate soul journey to the highest Heavenly realms, when he no longer has any control or authority over the Jewish people, is it possible that the connection between our true shepherd and his flock has been broken? Is Moshe now lost to the Jewish people?

 

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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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