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4 Menachem-Av 5782 - Monday, August 1, 2022
Luria's father died while he was still a child. Under the pressure
of poverty, his mother went to Egypt, where they lived with her
wealthy brother. At age 15 he married his uncle's daughter. At age
seventeen, he discovered the Zohar, obtaining his own manuscript
copy. After, he spent fifteen years meditating, at first with his
master, Rabbi Betzalel Ashkenazi, and then alone, reaching the highest
levels of holiness.
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We can help you create a personalized study plan,
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great hostel with its spectacular views.
In this week's portion, Moshe quotes G-d telling the
Jewish people, "You have sojourned too long!" (Devarim 1:6-7).
The natural inclination of a Jewish soul is to grow. The word "sojourning"
alludes to staying at one level without moving on to the next stage.
For a Jew, to sojourn is like going around in circles.
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.