MAY YOU EXPERIENCE A CONSOLING MONTH OF MENACHEM-AV!

 

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Aug. 2 UPCOMING Jewish Holy idays: THE MONTH OF ELUL
Aug. 2 Essay on this week's Torah reading, RE'EY, by Rabbi Shaul Leiter, Director of Ascent
Aug. 2 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Spiritual and Selfless" (RE'EY)
Aug. 2 MORE on this week's Torah Reading, RE'EY, from Kabbalah sages and Chasidic masters, and on KabbalaOnine.org
Aug. 2 Pirkei Avot: Cycle 3, Chapter 5-- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
Aug. 2

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah STORY from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #24, Story #1234, featuring:"THE HOT DOG REVENGE"

Aug. 2

BONUS STORY from R. Yerachmiel Tilles, featuring:"THE FATHER OF ORPHANS" (29 AV)

Aug. 2

Ascent storyteller WhatsApp Group: a different audio, video and print story each Saturday night. THIS WEEK's Schedule posted every TUESDAY (now also available by email)

July 19 Jews and Sports: "Young female Jewish writer gets assigned to cover the NFL to avoid having her job clash with her Shabbat-observance."
July 19 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Tu b'Av and the Full Moon" (15th Av)
July 12 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Shabbat of Vision" (8th Av)
July 12 RECENT Jewish Holy Day: Tisha b'Av
July 12
Sages of Safed: Rabbi Yitzchak Luria -- the "Holy Ari" of Safed [Hei (5th) Av]
July 5 CURRENT Jewish Month: Menachem-AV 5781 (sunset, July 9 - August 8)
Apr. 6 Pirkei Avot: Introductory & Concluding verses -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
Jan. 27 Meditation: A Woman's Shabbat Candlelighting Meditation
 
  Support Ascent: A shorter, simpler, more efficient Donation page, including 3 new PayPal links and updated addresses
  ASCENT FACEBOOK "Ascent Tsfat" Please join!
  "Festivals of the Full Moon" (vol. 2) and "Saturday Night, Full Moon" (vol. 1) are 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
AUTHENTIC JEWISH MYSTICISM AND SPIRITUALITY: KabbalaOnline.org - a project of Ascent-of-Safed
 

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

Aug. 9 UPCOMING Jewish Month: ELUL 5781 (sunset, August 7 - Sept. 6)
Aug. 9 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Mercy Time" (ELUL)
Aug. 9 Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #24, Story #1235, featuring: "Pierre-Louis and the Baal Shem Tov"
Aug. 9 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories: Brief Biographical Glimpses of all the main characters in alphabetical order, cross-referenced to the story ID numbers UPDATED!
Aug. 16 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
July 26 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Not by Bread Alone" (EKEV)
July 19 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Audio-Visual-Connections" (Vaet'chanan)
July 12 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Shabbat of Vision" (Devarim)
July 5 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The 42 Journeys of Our Lives" (Massai)
June 28 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Brotherly Love" (Pinchas)
June 21 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Seeing With a Blinded Eye" (Balak)
June 7

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Teacher and the King"

Feb. 1 BONUS Story for this week: "The Rebbetzin in Action"
Jan. 18 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Offer Yourself" (Yud Shvat - ch. 2 of the immortal chasidic discourse, 'Basi l'Gani)
Jan. 4, 2021 BONUS Chassidic/Kabbalah Story: "The ‘New Year’s Day’ Earthquake Miracle in Tsfat" (The Avritch Rebbe, chasidic leader of mid-18th century Tsfat and author of "Bat Ayin")
Nov. 9

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #24, Story #1196, featuring: "Schwartzie in Hebron"

Sep. 14 List of 13 stories for the upcoming holidays from "Festivals of the Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles, the Ascent storyteller.
July 20
Kabbalah: Kitvei Arizal - the Writings of the Holy Ari
July 20

Holy Sites: "Ari Mikveh"

May 11

THE Lag b'Omer Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- the most miraculous, yet the most authenticated. Audio version too! (Lag b'Omer)

Mar. 23, 2020 Current Events: "A Meditation for CCPVirus-Induced Isolation and Lockdowns"
Feb. 3 Jews and Sports: "Lessons from the Super Bowl"
Oct. 17 Safed Shuls: List of active synagogues in Zefat Old City UPDATED
July 22 Current Events: "Vaccines and Doctor Mistakes"
June 24 Holy Sites: "Finding Your Soulmate Day" -- Hilula (the Celebration Day) of Rabbi Yonatan Ben Uziel -- in The Valley of Love -- Amuka
April 15 Prayer: "Lecha Dodi": Original rhyming translation and commentary.
Feb. 26 Life at Ascent: Staff Profiles (updated)
Jan. 15

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

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
Sept. 7 SPECIAL FEATURE: "The Kabbalah of Coffee"
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)
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
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)
  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: Concluding verse -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
  Pirkei Avot: Introductory verse -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
  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)
 

Sages of Safed: "Yahrzeit of the Ari" (Hei [5th] Av -- August 5-6)

 
Kabbalah: Kitvei Arizal - the Writings of the Holy Ari
  The Lubavitcher Rebbe - 27th 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)
  Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories: The rainy season in Israel begins tonight! For "rainy season in Israel" stories, see #103 and 106 (both in "Saturday Night, Full Moon") and 528, a Safed story
   

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