• January 27, 2020
  • 1 5780, Sh'vat
  • פרשת בא

Kabbala & Shalom Bayit

Kabbala & Shalom Bayit
As we approach the birthday of Adam and Chava, join Rabbi Avraham Shira and explore one of the most important mitzvot in the Torah, Shalom Bayit, achieving harmony in relationships.  What practical applications can we take away from the story of Adam and Chava which can be used in our own lives?
In this course we will learn about the first wedding, Hashem’s participation in that ceremony, and the difficulty of shalom bayit, from the beginning through the eyes of the Kabbala.  This will include the fall from the seduction of the ‘snake’, the curses on the participants, the restoration through teshuva, the elevation of the feminine and global redemption, the creation of Eve from Adam as a metaphor of the creation of divine speech, and the difficulties of communications between parties with different agendas and the struggle to unite the opposing powers of giving & receiving.
These classes will use a multitude of sources and examples to elucidate these ideas which are of essential importance to our well-being as humans beings.
September 5, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kabbala & Shalom Bayit: Lesson 1
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Kabbala & Shalom Bayit: Shalom. Welcome to our Elul series on kabbalah and Shalom Bayit. Tonight we begin with the first sin before the sin of Chava and Adam which is at the core of Shalom Bayit .

September 12, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kabbala & Shalom Bayit: The Kabbala of Shalom Bayit
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Shalom. Tonight we will continue looking at the harmony between husbands and wives, and in all relationships in general, and how it is rooted in the first moments of the Creation of Adam and Chava. Included will also be a section from the Tikunei Zohar 40 which describes some beautiful and important distinctions between the masculine and feminine powers when considering the phenomena of prophecy. This information is vital and practical and it is a pleasure and privilege to share this learning together.

Avraham Shira

September 19, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kabbala & Shalom Bayit: Lesson
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September 26, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kabbala & Shalom Bayit: Kabbalah and Shalom Bayis
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Tonight will be our fourth in the series of the relationship of Adam and Chava as seen through the kabbalah and creation narrative. After examining last week the creation as Chava as a metaphor for the externilzation of Adam’s inner essence and the extraction of speech, we understand why the rabbi’s said 10 portions of speech came to the world and 9 were taken by women. Women are the essence of the godly activity of speech and thus Adam recognized Chava as one of his own because of her of voice.
Tonight we will focus on the distinctions of how adam and chava were cursed and the results of the fall, and how men and women are still impacted by those biblical realities, and the nature of difference of the commands placed on Adam and Chava. 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.