THIS WEEK'S CHASSIDIC/KABBALAH STORY
from R. YERACHMIEL TILLES #1119
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A Blessing For a Friend

As it is not my nature to push or order people around, I requested to be in charge of the area immediately outside the Rebbe's car door -- to open it as soon as the [Lubavitcher] Rebbe arrives and to close it as soon as the Rebbe is seated.

 

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Insight of the Week

14 Iyar 5779 - PESACH SHEINI!/ Mon., May 19, 2019

MERON is a sleepy mountain village a few miles west of Zefat that once a year undergoes a remarkable transformation.

Each year on Lag b'Omer, nearly 500,000 Jews of all descriptions converge upon it from all parts of the country--

a significant percentage of the current population in Israel! The highway is closed to all but public buses, and traffic

rerouted, as the whole area is covered with tents and vans for miles around..

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THIS WEEK'S ESSAY FROM RABBI SHAUL YOSEF LEITER
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Bechukotai 5779

(In Israel, outside of Israel this parsha will be read next Shabbat)

 

When we do any commandment we surround ourselves with divine light, because we are drawing divinity to a place where it was lacking.

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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"

OUT OF PRINT; now in its 3rd 4th printing!
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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