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May 19 UPCOMING Jewish Holiday: "Passover Again -- Far Out, Man!" (Pesach Sheini - KabbalaOnline.org) - Sunday, May 19
May 19 UPCOMING Jewish Holiday: Lag b'Omer 5779
May 19 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Lag B'Omer Departure of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai" (Lag b'Omer)
May 19 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Lag b'Omer in Meron" (Lag b'Omer)
May 19 Chasidut/Kabbalah: Essay on this week's Torah reading by Rabbi Shaul Leiter, Director of Ascent
May 19 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Holy Exchanges" (Behukotai)
May 19 Chasidut/Kabbalah: MORE on this week's Torah Reading, Behukotai, from Kabbalah sages and Chasidic masters, and on KabbalaOnine.org
May 19

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #22, Story #1119 (featuring: LAG B'OMER)

May 19 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories Archives: Story Bios Index now with connected story numbers! - updated
May 19 Pirkei Avot: Chapter 4 -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
May 13 Chasidut/Kabbalah: This week's Torah Reading ooutside of Israel, Bahar, from Kabbalah sages and Chasidic masters, and on KabbalaOnine.org
May 13 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Ultimate Release" (Bahar)
May 6 Life at Ascent: The CURRENT Jewish Month: IYAR 5779 (started after sunset on Saturday night, May 4)
May 6 Pirkei Avot: Concluding verse -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
April 29 Pirkei Avot: Introductory verse -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
April 29 "Counting Towards the Wedding Canopy" (Seven Weeks of Omer)
April 29 "Preparation and Elevation" (Seven Weeks of Omer)
 
  Support Ascent: A shorter, simpler, more efficient Donation page, including 3 new PayPal links and updated addresses
  ASCENT FACEBOOK "Ascent Tsfat" Please join!
  "Saturday Night, Full Moon" (vol. 1) and "Festivals of the Full Moon" (vol. 2) available for purchase through ASCENT online and in Tsfat, the publisher in Jerusalem (Koren), better Jewish bookstores internationally, and on Amazon in both hardcover and Kindle editions
FULLY RENNOVATED, EXTRA BEAUTIFUL, KabbalaOnline.org - a project of Ascent-of-Safed
 

COMING ATTRACTIONS! (PLUS the usual, PLUS more!)

May 20

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #22, Story #1119 (featuring: Lag b'Omer)

May 27 Pirkei Avot: Chapter 5 -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
June 3 Pirkei Avot: Chapter 6 -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
June 3 Life at Ascent: The UPCOMING Jewish Month: SIVAN 5779 (starts after sunset on Monday night, June 3)
June 3 UPCOMING Jewish Holiday: Shavuot 5779
June 3 Chasidut/Kabbalah: " " (Shavuot)
June 3 Pirkei Avot: Chapter 6 -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
June 10 Excerpts from 5 reviews of "Saturday Night, Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles, the Ascent storyteller. [extract]

 

 

Recent features and selected Oldies but Goodies -- a sampling
May 13

Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Story #1062 on the Brit Mila of the Rebbe Maharash expanded and improved with a 200+ word endnote

May 13 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Ultimate Release" (Bahar)
May 6 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Priestly Misconduct" (Emor)
April 29 Safed Kabbalists: Rabbi Chayim Vital - Yahrzeit: 30 Nissan (Sunday, May 5)
April 29 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Getting Paid on Time" (Kedoshim)
April 22 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Outer Body Experience" (Acharei)
April 22 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "When G-d Told Us Not to Pray!" (Pesach 7th)
April 22 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Teacher and the King" (Pesach 8th)
April 22 Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #22, Story #1115 (featuring: Passover Week)
April 15 Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #22, Story #1114 (featuring: Passover Seder night)
April 15 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Ten Plagues in Our Personal Lives" (Pesach Seder)
April 15 Prayer: "Lecha Dodi": Original rhyming translation and commentary.
April 8 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Sacred Seder Preparations" (Shabbat HaGadol - The Warsaw Ghetto Rebbe)
April 8 Current Events: "Israel's Kosher Launch to the Moon, Part 2"
April 8 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kosher Indicators" (Metzora)
March 25 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Carnivorous and the Kind" (Shemini)
March 18 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Purim and the Secret of Wine" (Purim)
March 18 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Consuming Fire of Loving-kindness" (Tzav)
March 11 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Giving Yourself" (Vayikra)
Feb. 25 Current Events: "Israel's Launch to the Moon..with a Tanach ("24 books of Torah") disk"
Jan. 14

Life at Ascent: Ascent's 36th Annual Tu b'Shvat "Seder"

15 Shevat 5779 (starts at 7:59 on Sunday night, Jan. 20)

Jan. 7 Jews and Sports: "Fasting Teen Wins Table Tennis Gold"
Dec. 10 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Deeds of Kindness with Added Mystical Intentions"
Dec. 3 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "From Sinai to the Internet" (Chanukah)
Nov. 26 RECENT Chasidic Holiday: "A Tale of Two Stories" (Yud-Tes Kislev)
Oct. 2 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Female Adam" (Bereishis)
Sept. 20 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Delivery to the Nations" (Sukkot - Bat Ayin)
Sept. 3 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Walk, Don't Fly" (Rosh Hashanah)
May 14 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "600000 Root Souls" (Shavuot)
Feb. 26 Life at Ascent: Staff Profiles (updated again)
Jan. 15

Shoot the Rabbi: Q: "Why do you stress Judaism as a religion? We see it primarily as a culture." Response:

Jan. 7 Life at Ascent: Ascent's 36th annual TU b'SHEVAT SEDER of the Tsfat Kabbalists -- Sunday, Jan. 20, 7:56 pm
Aug. 22 Safed Shuls: List of active synagogues in Zefat Old City
Aug. 1 Ascent's 'Kosher Humor': "A Nice Cup of Coffee"
June 27 Holy Sites: In the Valley of Love
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
Nov.16
Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbalah Soul Music"
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)
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: 30th annual Safed Klezmer Festival (Ascent schedule w' Festival schedule) August 22-24. 2017
  Life at Ascent: What is Ascent? (updated)
  Life at Ascent: Staff Profiles (updated)
  Life at Ascent: Contact us (updated)
  Life at Ascent: Ulpan (updated)
  Ascent Studies: Links page (updated)
  Sages of Safed: An expanded list
  Prayer & Meditation : 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 - 24th 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"
  Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #1, Story #125 / Feb. 1999 (Shabbat Shekalim)
  Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Story #538 (Shabbat Zachor 5768/2008)
  Chasidut/Kabbalah: "For a Full Month" (KiTeitze, Elul - Ohr HaChayim)
   

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