THIS WEEK'S CHASSIDIC/KABBALAH STORY
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"Spiritual Children, Spiritual Love"

The two young students stared at the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe in confusion. Perhaps they hadn't heard him correctly - the Rebbe, who due to Soviet tortures, was not well, spoke unclearly, making comprehension difficult. The Rebbe repeated his question.

 

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"The Arrest (story#347) and Liberation (story#1021) of the Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe" (12-13 Tammuz / Wed. night - Friday, July 17-19)

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One of the qualities that Bilam articulates, that in its merit the Jewish people are worthy of blessing, is from the final verses of Bilam's prophesy, "A people that rise like a lioness [in the morning] and a lion, raises itself [to do G-d's will fearlessly] [ibid. 23:24].

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"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"

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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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