• October 29, 2020
  • 11 5781, Cheshvan
  • פרשת לך־לך

Baal Shem Tov: Prayer & Intention

Baal Shem Tov: Prayer & Intention

The Ba’al Shem Tov taught his students to pray from the simplest of intentions to the deepest secrets of the Kabbalah.  He knew what each person needed to perfect his prayer and knew how to guide them.  Whether the simplest person or the greatest sage, he was given the insight to give each Jew what he needed to continue growing along this most important activity of a Jew. Join Rabbi Avraham Shira as he explores this on the level of prayer & intention.

July 9, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Baal Shem Tov: Prayer & Intention: Lesson
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July 16, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Baal Shem Tov: Prayer & Intention: Lesson
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Shalom.  Welcome to our continuing class on the Baal Shem Tov and the intentions (Kavanot) of prayer.  Tonight we will focus on breath, both physical and spiritual, its relation to soul, to purity, to prayer and to drawing light from Heaven to Earth.  Some amazing secrets are given to us by the Rav and his students.  Look forward to seeing you there.

Avraham Shira

July 23, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Baal Shem Tov: Prayer & Intention: Lesson
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Shalom and Welcome.  Tonight, as we approach Shabbat Chazon, the Shabbat of Vision (Yeshayahu), we will learn some important principles of Avodat Hashem for this time of year that will help us transform these days of difficulty into light and inspiration.  There are several speicific advices for these times that the Baal Shem Tov emphasizes and we should look forward to his words as if they were said today, for the first time, for such is the eternality of the Torah.

Look forward to seeing you there,

Avraham Shira

Rabbi Avraham Shira received smicha from Rabbi Benayahu Shmueli, Rosh Yeshivat HaMekubalim, Nahar Shalom, in Jerusalem. He has been a student and teacher in the Yeshiva since 1993. Since 1996 he has taught for twelve years at the Berot Bat Ayin Seminary, specializing in Likutei Moharan, and conducting workshops in meditation, and spiritual creative writing. He has also received a Masters Degree in Clinical Sociology & Family Therapy from the University of North Texas, Neve Yerushalayim Campus. Rabbi Shira has published a novel and translates a newsletter for Nahar Shalom. He lives with his wife, Elisheva and their five children in Bat Ayin, Gush Etzion.