Ascent Lights

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

Counting Out Loud
By expressing our regards for others, we help unite the Creation.
Counting from the Inside Out
Counting the Omer is like anticipating one's wedding day.
Counting Toward the Wedding Canopy
The lovesickness they felt approaching Sinai is comparable to a bride counting the days until she is united with her groom.
The “Netivot Shalom” on Counting the Omer
By Yitzchak Schwartz
The going out of Egypt occurred in 50 different units of redemption. Thus, the going out of Egypt is mentioned in the Torah exactly 50 times.
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