• December 3, 2020
  • 17 5781, Kislev
  • פרשת וישלח

Baal Shem Tov: Prayer & the Siddur

Baal Shem Tov: Prayer & the Siddur

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 & siddur.

June 11, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Baal Shem Tov: Prayer & the Siddur: Lesson
Class description

Shalom to all. Tonight we will begin looking at the Siddur and the approach of the Baal Shem Tov. The Rav gives us strength to reach higher with confidence and perseverance, with the knowledge that God will meet our efforts and complete for us what we could not do ourselves. We discover in prayer the partnership of our efforts and the intervention of the divine. Look forward to seeing you there.

June 18, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Baal Shem Tov: Prayer & the Siddur: Lesson
Class description

Tonight we will learn the kabbalah of grammar by the ba’al shem tov. awesome and profound. see you there.

June 25, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Baal Shem Tov: Prayer & the Siddur: Lesson
Class description
Shalom and Welcome.  Tommorrow night, we are going to learn some secrets how to know 
if our prayers have been answered, according to the Baal Shem Tov, Rebbe Natan of Breslov, and
others.  These amazing insights will teach us the inner nature of kavana in prayer, and how close we
can be to our goal, and sometimes how far, without knowing it.  This is material we are blessed to learn
and should renew our service with joy and hope.
Look forward to seeing you there.

Avraham Shira
July 2, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Baal Shem Tov: Prayer & the Siddur: Lesson
Class description

Shalom and welcome to the last in our series on Prayer and the Baal Shem Tov.  Tonight we will enter the powerful and unique understanding of the relationship between human beings and the letters of prayer.  The subtleties and chiddushim of this area of service are gateways to higher states of consciousness and awareness in Torah and Jewish practice in general.  Look forward to seeing all of you.

Avraham Shiera

 

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.