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Ascent Lights

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

Up at Midnight
Kabbalah emphasizes the importance of waking at midnight to serve G-d until dawn.
Endearment and Obligations
"Who has not made me a non-jew"
Keeping Above Water
“Who spreads forth the earth above the waters.”
Freedom to Serve the Master
'Blessed are You...who has not made me a slave.'
Putting On Soul Garments
'Who clothes the naked.'
Bentching vs. Hatikva; Torah vs. the UN
Talmudic rabbis understood something about the Jewish psyche and Middle Eastern politics which may have eluded the founders of modern Israel.
When one recites a blessing it creates an angel, but the angel isn't complete unless someone answers Amen to the blessing.