Ascent Lights

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

Holding Out for Redemption
A positive outlook characterizes redemption-age consciousness.
Sing for Joy, Now and Then
The power of song sweetens the bitterness of tribulation.
Splitting the Illusions in Two
The water of the sea conceals that which is within its depths
The Healing Power of Trees
The 70 date palm trees symbolize the 70 aspects of Torah that are revealed to those who eat of its fruit.
Shabbat on Saturday Night
The souls of the righteous leave their graves at noon on Erev Shabbat, and do not return until midnight on Saturday night.
The Soul of Song
Kabbalah states: The only way a soul can move about is through song.
The Prophetess of Redemption
The Israelites were redeemed from Egypt in the merit of the righteous women of the generation.
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