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Mar. 27 Life at Ascent: The CURRENT Jewish Month: NISSAN 5777 (starts after sunset on Mar. 27)
Mar. 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Original New Moon" (month of Nissan)
Mar. 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Annual Blessing on Blossoming Fruit Trees" (month of Nisan)
Mar. 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: Upcoming Jewish Holiday: PESACH
Mar. 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Ten Plagues in Our Personal Lives" (Pesach)
Mar. 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Matzah & Midnight" (Pesach)
Mar. 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: Essay on this week's Torah reading by Rabbi Shaul Leiter, Director of Ascent
Mar. 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Consuming Fire of Loving-kindness" (Tzav - Zohar)
Mar. 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: MORE on this week's Torah Reading and/or holiday, from Kabbalah sages and chasidic masters, and on KabbalaOnine.org
Mar. 27 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #20, Story #1008 (featuring: the Apter Rebbe)
Jan 2 "Festivals of the Full Moon" available for purchase through ASCENT online and in Tsfat, the publisher in Jerusalem (Koren); and [NEW!] on Amazon: hardcover and Kindle edition
 
  Support Ascent: A shorter, simpler, more efficient Donation page, including 3 new PayPal links and updated addresses
  ASCENT FACEBOOK "Ascent Tsfat" Please join!
FULLY RENNOVATED, EXTRA BEAUTIFUL, KabbalaOnline.org - a project of Ascent-of-Safed
  Excerpts from 5 reviews of "Saturday Night, Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles, the Ascent storyteller. [extract] Available for purchase in Tzfat through ASCENT, online from us or Amazon or B&N, from the publisher in Jerusalem, and in Jewish bookstores worldwide.
 
COMING ATTRACTIONS! (PLUS the usual, PLUS more!)
Apr. 3 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #20, Story #1009 (featuring: the Lubavitcher Rebbe)
Apr. 3 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Blessed Seder Preparations" (Shabbat HaGadol - Piaseczno Rebbe)
Apr. 3 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Was Wicked Pharoah Really Wicked?" (Pesach)" (Pesach)
Apr. 3 A personal story with The Lubavitcher Rebbe from one of Ascent's founders
Apr. 9 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Throw A Frog At Story Time" (Pesach-Zohar)" (Pesach)
Apr. 13 Chasidut/Kabbalah: " " (Seventh of Pesach)
Apr. 13 Pirkei Avot: Chapter 1 -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
 
Recent features and selected Oldies but Goodies -- a sampling
Mar. 20 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Peaceful Shabbat" (Vayakhel-Pekudei)
Mar. 20 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Gold Rush" (Vayakhel-Pekudei)
Mar. 20 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "This Month's for You" (Shabbat HaChodesh)
Mar. 20 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Ten Plagues in Our Personal Lives" (Pesach)
Mar. 6 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Spiritual Insights for some Purim Mitzvot"
Mar. 6 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Behind the Masks" (Purim)
Mar. 6 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Discovering Queen Esther" (Purim)
Mar. 6 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Erasing Amalek" (Shabbat Zachor - Chassidic Masters series)
Feb.27 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories Archives: Story Bios Index now with connected story numbers! - updated
Feb.20

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Small Silver Coin of Redemption" (Shabbat Shekalim)

Feb.13 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- story #921: 98 year old testifying about Rebbe Rayatz visit in Rosh Pina in 1929. Updated with video!
Feb.6 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Tu B'Shevat Fruit Cocktail" (Tu b'Shvat - Zohar)
Jan 16

Q: "Why do religious people always answer, 'Thank G-d,' no matter what you ask them? It is so predictable and boring, it discourages talking to them."

A:

Jan 16 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "To Speak in Your Name" (Shmot - Rabbi Nachman Kahana)
Jan 16 Saturday Night with Yerachmiel Tilles, the Ascent storyteller, in Ramat Beit Shemesh Alef, Jan. 17, the night of 24 Tevet
Jan 9 Biographical notes for the featured Rebbes and Kabbalists in stories 1-996 EXPANDED
Dec. 26 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "From Sinai to the Internet" (Chanukah)
Dec. 20 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Who Knows Eight?" (Chanukah)
Dec. 18 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Tale of Two Stories" (Yud-Tes Kislev)
Dec. 12 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Special Bar-Mitzvah Guest" (Vayishlach)
Dec. 5 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Dreams and Visions" (Vayetzei)
Dec. 5 Jews and Sports: "Ralph Branca was Jewish!"
Nov. 28 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Yaakov vs. Esau in Kabbalah" (Toldot)
Nov. 21 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbalah and the Eastern Religions" (Chayei Sara)
Nov. 14 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The First Jewish Delicatessen" (Vayera)
Nov. 7 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories "The Umbrella Parade" (for 7 Mar-cheshvan: praying for rain)
Oct. 31 Life at Ascent: The CURRENT Jewish Month: Mar-Cheshvan 5777 (starts on the night of Oct. 31)
Oct. 31 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbala and the Mitzvot for Gentiles" (Noach)
Oct. 25 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Female Adam" (Bereshis - Apter)
Oct. 5 Jewish Laws in One Minute: If you have been following this series and would like it to be continued, click here.
Oct. 5 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Multiple Souls of Adam" (Vayelech)
Sep. 26 With deep sadness we regret to inform our friends near and far that Shoshana-Chana bas Gabriel, the wife of Rabbi Mordechai Siev, passed away 10 days before Rosh Hashana. Condolences to <siev#ascent of safed.com> or Facebook: MordechaiSiev
Sep. 19 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Baal Shem Tov meets the Moshiach" (Chai Elul - Rosh Hashana)
Sep. 15 Story #981 (featuring: the world’s oldest living man!) plus SUPPLEMENT
Aug. 22 Safed Shuls: List of active synagogues in Zefat Old City - UPDATED!
Aug. 1 Ascent's 'Kosher Humor': "A Nice Cup of Coffee"
July 25 Jews and Sports: "Shabbat vs. Partication in the 2016 Summer Olympics"
July 4 The 22nd anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
June 27 Holy Sites: In the Valley of Love
June 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Praying at Ancestral Graves" (Shelach)
June 14 Jews and Sports: "Chabad Rabbi Climbs Mt. Everest in Full Chassidic Regalia!"
May 16 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Lag b'Omer in Meron"
Mar.28 Life at Ascent: University of Haifa student review of Ascent
Feb. 1 Life at Ascent: short video clip from our 33rd annual Tu bShvat Seder
Jan. 11
Dec.14 Current Events: "Putin's Surprising Jewish Connection"
Dec. 7
Kabbalah/Chasidut: "From Sinai to the Internet" (Chanukah)
Nov.16
Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbalah Soul Music"
Oct. 19
Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Thirteenth Gate of Prayer"
Sept. 7 SPECIAL FEATURE: "The Kabbalah of Coffee"
August 10 Prayer: "Lecha Dodi": Original rhyming translation and commentary.
July 28

Kabbalah/Chasidut: "Holy Ari - Basic Teachings"

June 16 5-STAR REVIEW on Amazon.com for the Kindle edition of
"Saturday Night, Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles,
the Ascent storyteller.[preview]
May 26 RAVE REVIEW by Yanki Tauber for "Saturday Night, Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles, the Ascent storyteller.
Available for purchase in Tzfat through ASCENT, or else from the publisher
in Jerusalem. [preview]
July 22 Life at Ascent: Shabbat Experience in Mystical Tzefat (improved)
May 6 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories -- AMAZING 'Lag b'Omer Miracle in Meron' story with CORRECTED AUDIO LINK
May 6 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories -- Another amazing story with CORRECTED AUDIO LINK
Oct. 29 Shoot!: The ASCENT Question & Answer Forum menu (updated: "Jewish Yoga?"--at Beliefs #15)
Oct. 9
Kabbalah/Chasidut: "The Female Adam"
Sep. 3 Ascent Studies: Links page (updated)
June 11 Sages of Safed: Rabbi Yonatan Ben Uziel (Amuka) as explained by the Baal Shem Tov!
Mar. 19 Torah and Science: Global Ecology
Feb. 27 Kabbalah: "What is Kabbalah and Why?" -- more definitions
Jan. 22 Era of Moshiach - "Moshiach and the Moon"
Jan. 22 Prayer: Morning Blessing #17 - Women's perspective
Jan. 2 Life at Ascent: "Friend Brings Friend" campaign
Aug. 15 Life at Ascent: Ascent's First Thirty Years (updated)
June 13 Kabbalah/Chasidut: "Recommended Reading List" (corrected)
Perennials
  Life at Ascent: Original, unique, breathtaking Kabbalah Exhibit
  Life at Ascent: Map to Ascent from the Central Bus Station (now GPS compatible!)
  Life at Ascent: Your Personal Torah Code (updates, upgrades and new offers)
  Life at Ascent: Seminar Reviews (updated)
  Life at Ascent: SUMMER DAILY Schedule (REVISED!)
  Life at Ascent: Library/Media Center (updated)
  Life at Ascent: 29th annual Safed Klezmer Festival (Ascent schedule w' Festival schedule) ?-?. 2016
  Life at Ascent: What is Ascent? (updated)
  Life at Ascent: Contact us (updated)
  Life at Ascent: Ulpan (updated)
  Ascent Studies: Links page (updated)
  Sages of Safed: An expanded list
  Prayer: Annual Blessing on Blossoming Fruit Trees (month of Nisan)
  Ascent Studies: Free E-subscriptions (updated)
  Ascent Studies: Surf & Learn -- Just like from our Visitor's Lounge here in Tsfat
  Kosher Humor: Ascent "Kosher Humor" archives open for the merry month of Adar only
  Life at Ascent: short video clip from our 33rd annual Tu bShvat Seder
  "One Shabbat, One World" International Shabbaton - Feb. 3-4
  Farbrengen with BIG MO in L.A. (more information)
  Ascent on the Road!: TWO Reunion Shabboses in L.A. with BIG Mo
  Upcoming Jewish Festival: "New Moon of Nissan"
  Prayer: "Lecha Dodi": Original rhyming translation and commentary.
  Pirkei Avot: Chapter 1 -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
 
Kabbalah: "The Lag B'Omer Departure of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai" (Lag B'Omer)
 
Kabbalah: "Deeds of Kindness with Mystical Intentions" (-Ramak)
 
Kabbalah: Kitvei Arizal - the Writings of the Holy Ari
  The Lubavitcher Rebbe - 20th yahrzeit: A Brief Biography
  A personal story with The Lubavitcher Rebbe from one of Ascent's founders
  Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories -- Tuesday of this week (Kislev 12) is the 185th yahrzeit of the Avritcher Rebbe of Tsfat, author of the mystical Torah book, "Bat Ayin"
5777 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "For a Full Month" (KiTeitze, Elul - Ohr HaChayim)
   

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