• January 28, 2020
  • 2 5780, Sh'vat
  • פרשת בא

Exile & Redemption

Exile & Redemption

Here’s 4 and 1/2 ways history has shaped Jewish identity. Join Rabbi Avraham Shira and explore the relationship between Jewish Experience in the exiles of Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome and the distinctions between these exiles that helped form different aspects of Jewish character and identity.

We will also look at how each of the five festivals or holidays are designed as the tikun of the Jewish experience in these exiles and in five areas of the soul of each person. We will also draw parallels from these exiles and redemptions to the experiences of the Jewish people today, the challenges we face as a nation and as individuals.

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January 30, 2020
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Thu 7:00 pm
January 9, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exile & Redemption: Lesson
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January 16, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exile & Redemption: Lesson
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Shalom and Welcome, tonight we will continue looking at the exile/redemption process of the Egyptian and the creation of a nation. This period in Jewish history began the forging of a people and a culture whose sole identity came from the Patriarchs and prophets of the Torah. Their transformation from a tribe to a nation followed the path of self desicovery and shedding the identity as slaves and subjects to Paroah. Their redemption, subsequent wandering and establishing themselves in the land of Israel began a new epic in Jewish as well as human history; a paradigm of nation building that would be repeated again and again, with unique and specific changes along the way..

Look forward to seeing you there.
Avraham Shira

January 23, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exile & Redemption: Lesson
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Shalom and welcome to our third class on Exile and Redemption in the history of the Jewish people.
Tonight we move on from the Egyptian paradigm of exile to that of Babylon, the first exile from Eretz Yisrael since the founding of the nation under Moshe and Yeshua. We will look at some of the distinctions between the nation building exile and the nation re-building this week and next, comparing the causes of this 2nd exile and the change in identity that comes about from the high points of the first kingships of King David and King Solomon, to the destruction of the first temple and the subsequent forced servitude under Nebuchadnezzar. We will compare the causes of this second exile and the first, and the manner in which this exile was a repair of those actions amongst the people. The wealth of information on these subjects is exhaustive and we will attempt to bring this into the scope of our present day experience of both exile and redemption in the return to Eretz Yisrael. Look forward to seeing all of you.
Avraham Shira

January 30, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exile & Redemption: Lesson
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February 6, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exile & Redemption: Lesson
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February 13, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exile & Redemption: Lesson
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February 20, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exile & Redemption: Lesson
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February 27, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exile & Redemption: Lesson
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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.