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Ascent Lights

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

Of Candles and Creation
Kabbalah explains the mystical connection between Shabbat and femininity.
Coming Close
Unity with Torah, Shabbat and our fellow Jews hastens the Redemption.
Working for the Weekend
One’s focus should be on holiness – even during the weekdays.
Happy Candles
The spiritual elevation that results from lighting Shabbos candles can be revealed by studying the nature of light.
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.
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