Hiding as Revealing - The Paradox of Purim
In this class with Rabbi Avraham Shira we will look at Purim as a holiday that uses the technique and wisdom of hiding as a tool of revelation and how this is God’s chosen way of ‘running the world’. Divine Providence can only be revealed by first being hidden. We will also attempt to use explore techniques to ‘reveal’ the Providence in our own lives.
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.