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"Stranded in Kano"

"Everybody but me prostrates whenever one of the Moslem chieftains rides past in flowing robes on a coal black horse."

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3 TISHREI 5784 - Monday,Sept. 18, 2023

"The Talmud declares that the inherent holiness of Yom Kippur in itself effects atonement, but in order to benefit from this, a certain level of participation on our part is required. The three principle modes for our efforts are: TESHUVAH, TEFILLAH AND TZEDAKAH, which will be explained inside...

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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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