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Ascent Lights

Contemporary Illuminations from Ascent-of-Safed's director - Rabbi Shaul Leiter - & other staff & guest teachers

Fallen Kings
King Saul's humility ultimately led to his downfall.
Is G-d Missing?
G-d is ever-present, even if not always visible.
Purim's Many Gifts
The nuances of Purim's mitzvot reveal many levels
Purim and Providence
The miracle of Purim was a miracle cloaked in nature.
Complete Reversal
When a judgment cannot be changed or rescinded, a new one can supersede the previous decree, making it in effect null and void.
Adar - The Deepest Joy
Adar is the matrix that gives rise to Purim; every day of Adar sparkles with the light of Purim.
Iran and its Jewish Connection
The ‘Lion of Judah’ is an emblem among Jews almost as common as the Jewish Star.
Even though the acts of eating and drinking at the Purim meal appear to be of a low spiritual level, their source is in the highest spiritual levels of the ‘crowns’ of G-d.
The task of those listening to the public reading is to reveal the unmentioned name of G-d in the words and story of the Megillah.
Wake Up!
Of all the 24 books of the Written Torah, only in the Scroll of Esther is G-d’s name is not mentioned even once