Ascent Lights

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

Dancing Out of Prison
When Passover arrives, we go from darkness to light.
From the Trenches
Just as the exodus from Egypt happened suddenly, so too will the final redemption.
The Prophetess of Redemption
The Israelites were redeemed from Egypt in the merit of the righteous women of the generation.
Splitting the Illusions in Two
The water of the sea conceals that which is within its depths
Personalizing the Pesach
The "head, haunches and entrails" of the Passover lamb hint to the three pillars of Jewish spiritual life.
The ‘I’ in Idolatry
Just a tiny bit of arrogance can make a big difference.
The Interplay of Speech and Voice
While our bodies were released from slavery and we literally exited the country, a more fundamental deliverance unfolded beneath the surface.
A dramatic poem for Passover and Pesach Sheini
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