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Feb.20 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- year #20, Story ##1003 (featuring: the Rogachover Gaon)
Feb.20 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories Archives: Story Bios Index updated with connected story numbers!
Feb.20 Life at Ascent: The UPCOMING Jewish Month: ADAR 5777 (starts on the night of Feb. 25)
Feb.20 Rabbi Leiter's Mystical Insights for the Weekly Torah Reading
Feb 20

More about the Weekly Reading Mishpatim on this site and on our sister site, KabbalaOnline:
Overview, the Zohar, Holy Ari of Safed, Mystical Classics, Chasidic Masters, "Moshiach in the parsha" and more!

Feb.20 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Nullifying Witchcraft" (Mishpatim - Baal Shem Tov)

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

Feb.20 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Discovering Queen Esther" (Purim)
Jan 30 Life at Ascent: The CURRENT Jewish Month: SHEVAT 5777 (starts on the night of Jan. 27)
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, - 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.
Feb.27 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- year #20, Story #1003 (featuring: Rabbi Y.D. Grossman of Migdal HaEmek)
Feb.27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: The Month of ADAR
Feb.27 UPCOMING Jewish Holyday: PURIM!
Feb.27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Spiritual Insights for some Purim Mitzvot"
Feb.27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Behind the Masks" (Purim)
March 6 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Erasing Amalek" (Shabbat Zachor - Chassidic Masters series)
Recent features and selected Oldies but Goodies -- a sampling
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.13 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- story #299: Rebbe Rayatz story - expanded and updated on Yud Shvat this year..
Feb.6 Life at Ascent: Ascent's 34th annual Tu bShvat Seder in Safed, Shabbat eve, Feb. 11.
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."


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> 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)
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 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)
  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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