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May 18 FLASH! Ascent storyteller WhatsApp Group for audios and videos and ZOOM! UPDATED (Next Saturday Night ZOOM stories will be on May 30)
May 18

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #23, Story #1171 (featuring: Two Lubavitcher Rebbes, Rebbe Meir'l of Primihlan and the Moon)

May 18 Chassidic/Kabbalah Stories Archives: Story Bios Index now with connected story numbers! - updated
May 18 Chasidut/Kabbalah: Essay on this week's Torah reading by Rabbi Shaul Leiter, Director of Ascent
May 18 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Blessing From the Heart" (Bamidbar)
May 18 Chasidut/Kabbalah: MORE on this week's Torah Reading, Bamidbar, from Kabbalah sages and Chasidic masters, and on KabbalaOnine.org
May 18 Pirkei Avot: Chapter 6 -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics (Pirkei Avot)
May 18 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "A Site to Behold" (Shavuot)
Apr. 27 CURRENT Jewish Month: IYAR 5780 (Apr.24 - May 23)
Apr. 27

EXTRA Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- for Israel Memorial Day

Apr. 12 Pirkei Avot: Introductory and Concluding verses -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics (Pirkei Avot)
Apr. 6 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Preparation and Elevation" (Seven Weeks of Omer)
Apr. 6

EXTRA Chassidic Story #1164b from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- special for pandemic self-isolation

Apr. 6

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

Mar. 23 Current Events: "A Meditation for ChinaVirus-Induced Isolation"
 
  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 25 Upcoming Jewish Holiday: SHAVUOT
May 25 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Trust and Pleasure" (Shavuot)
May 25 Chasidut/Kabbalah: " " (Shavuot story)
May 25

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #23, Story #1172 (featuring: "Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz and Shavuot")

May 25

Extra: Shavuot Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles

May 25 Pirkei Avot: Cycle 2, Chapter 1 -- Mystical Insights into Rabbinical Ethics (Pirkei Avot)
May 25 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 11 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Ultimate Release" (Bahar)
May 11 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Holy Exchanges" (Behukotai)
May 11 Recent Jewish Holiday: LAG B'OMER
May 11

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

May 11 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Praises of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai" (Lag b'Omer)
May 4 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Priestly Misconduct" (Emor)
Apr. 27

Weekly Chassidic/Kabbalah Story from R. Yerachmiel Tilles -- Year #23, Story #1168 (featuring: "An Unusual Memento from the Egyptian Battlefield")

Apr. 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Outer Body Experience" (Acharei - Chasidic Masters Series)
Apr. 27 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Getting Paid on Time" (Kedoshim)
Apr. 20 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kosher Indicators" (Tazria-Metzorah)
Apr. 12 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Carnivorous and the Kind" (Shemini)
Apr. 12 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "When G-d Told Us Not to Pray!" (7th Pesach)
Apr. 12 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Teacher and the King" (8th Pesach)
Apr. 6 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Matzah and Midnight" (Pesach Seder)
Mar. 30 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Blessed Seder Preparations" by the Piaseczno Rebbe in the Warsaw Ghetto (Shabbat HaGadol - April 4)
Mar. 30 The Lubavitcher Rebbe - 118th anniversary of birth - April 5: A Brief Biography
Feb. 24 Kosher Humor: Ascent "Kosher Humor" archives open for the merry month of Adar only (till March 25)
Feb. 3 Jews and Sports: "Lessons from the Super Bowl"
Dec. 30

Sages of Safed: What Happened on January 1, 1840?

Nov. 18 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbala and the Eastern Religions"
Nov. 4 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Uniqueness of Jewish Mysticism"
Oct. 28 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Kabbala and the Mitzvot for Gentiles"
Oct. 23 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Female Adam" (Bereishis)
Oct. 17 Safed Shuls: List of active synagogues in Zefat Old City UPDATED
Sep. 16 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "The Baal Shem Tov meets the Moshiach" (Chai Elul & Rosh Hashana)
Sep. 9 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Getting Paid on Time" (the Holy Ari of Tsfat)
Sep. 2 Chasidut/Kabbalah: "Divination: Forbidden and Permitted"
Aug. 5

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

Aug. 5

Holy Sites: "Ari Mikveh"

July 22 Current Events: "Vaccines and Doctor Mistakes"
July 22 Safed Kabbalists: The Day of Rabbi Moshe Cordovero, Friday, 23 Tammuz (July 26)
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)
  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: 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)
 
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)
  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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