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May 10UPCOMING Jewish Month: SIVAN 5781 (sunset, May 11 - June 10)
May 10UPCOMING Jewish Holiday: SHAVUOT
May 10Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Site to Behold" (Shavuot)
May 10Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Trust and Pleasure" (Shavuot)
May 10Chasidut/Kabbalah: "An Angelic Visitation" (a Shavuot story)
May 10

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah STORY from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #24, Story #1222, featuring: "A Torah Scroll for the Generations" (SHAVUOT)

May10

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)

May 10

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah STORY from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #24, Story #1220, featuring: "Lag b'Omer and Carrots" (revised, improved)

May 10Essay on this week's Torah reading, Bamidbar, by Rabbi Shaul Leiter, Director of Ascent
May 10Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Blessing From the Heart" (Bamidbar)
May 10MORE on this week's Torah Readings, Bamidbar, from Kabbalah sages and Chasidic masters, and on KabbalaOnine.org
May 10Pirkei Avot: Chapter 6-- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
Apr. 6Pirkei Avot: Introductory & Concluding verses -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics
Apr. 6Chasidut/Kabbalah:"Preparation and Elevation" Seven Weeks of Omer
Apr. 6Chasidut/Kabbalah:"Counting Towards the Wedding Canopy" Seven Weeks of Omer
Jan. 27 Meditation: A Woman's Shabbat Candlelighting Meditation
Mar. 23, 2020Current Events: "A Meditation for CCPVirus-Induced Isolation and Lockdowns"
 
 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!)

May 17Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #24, Story #1223, featuring:
May 31Excerpts 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 3Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories: "Story Profiles" - brief bio notes of major characteers in all (almost) 1200+ stories, cross-referenced to story numbers. UPDATED
May 3Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Ultimate Release" (Bahar)
May 3Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Holy Exchanges" (Behukotai)
Apr. 26RECENT Jewish Holiday: Lag b'Omer (Thursday night-Friday. Iyar 18, April 29-30)
Apr. 26Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Lag b'Omer Departure of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai"
Apr. 26Upcoming Jewish Holiday: "Passover Again -- Far Out, Man!" (Pesach Sheini -2nd Passover - Iyar 14 / Monday, April 24)
Apr. 26

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah STORY from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #24, Story #1220, featuring: ""Lag b'Omer and Carrots"

Apr. 26Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Priestly Misconduct" (Emor)
Apr. 19Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Outer Body Experience" (Acharei Mot - Chasidic Masters Series)
Apr. 19Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Getting Paid on Time" (Kedoshim - Ari)
Apr. 12Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kosher Indicators" (Tazria-Metzora)
Apr. 12RECENT Jewish Month: IYAR 5781 (sunset, April 11 - May 11)
Apr. 6Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Carnivorous and the Kind" (Shemini)
Mar.30Chasidut/Kabbalah: "When G-d Told Us Not to Pray!" (7th Pesach)
Mar.30Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Teacher and the King" (8th Passover)
Mar. 22Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Blessed Seder Preparations" (Shabbat HaGadol-Piaseczno / Warsaw Ghetto Rebbe)
Mar. 22

Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Consuming Fire of Loving-kindness" (Tzav)

Mar. 15RECENT Jewish Month: NISSAN 5781 (sunset, Feb. 11 - Mar. 13)
Mar. 15Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Matzah and Midnight" (Pesach Seder)
Mar. 15Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Giving Yourself" (Vayikra)
Mar. 8Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Original New Moon" (Shabbat HaHodesh)
Feb. 1BONUS Story for this week: "The Rebbetzin in Action"
Jan. 18Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Offer Yourself" (Yud Shvat - ch. 2 of the immortal chasidic discourse, 'Basi l'Gani)
Jan. 4, 2021BONUS 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. 14List 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"

July 13
Sages of Safed: Rabbi Moshe Cordovero -- the "Ramak" of Safed
July 13
Kabbalah: "Deeds of Kindness with Mystical Intentions" (Ramak)
May 25Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Site to Behold" (Shavuot)
May 11

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

Apr. 6

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #23, Story #1165 (featuring: the Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Polio Epidemic)

Feb. 3 Jews and Sports: "Lessons from the Super Bowl"
Oct. 17Safed Shuls: List of active synagogues in Zefat Old City UPDATED
July 22Current Events: "Vaccines and Doctor Mistakes"
June 24Holy 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. 26Life 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.28Life at Ascent: University of Haifa student review of Ascent
Feb. 1Life at Ascent: short video clip from our 33rd annual Tu bShvat Seder
Jan. 11
Sept. 7SPECIAL FEATURE: "The Kabbalah of Coffee"
June 165-STAR REVIEW on Amazon.com for the Kindle edition of
"Saturday Night, Full Moon" by Yerachmiel Tilles,
the Ascent storyteller.[preview]
May 26RAVE 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 22Life at Ascent: Shabbat Experience in Mystical Tzefat (improved)
May 6Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories -- AMAZING 'Lag b'Omer Miracle in Meron' story with CORRECTED AUDIO LINK
May 6Chassidic/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. 3Ascent Studies: Links page (updated)
Mar. 19 Torah and Science: Global Ecology
Feb. 27Kabbalah: "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 13Kabbalah/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 - 26th 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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