Kabbalah: Practical Applications
Kabbalah: Practical Applications: Lesson
Shalom to all. Tonight we begin the practical learning and application of the Kabbalah into our daily prayers. This segment will involve all the pieces we have learned so far in our series. We will begin with the blessings of the morning with the blessing over the washing of the hands. This simple procedure is anything but simple when understood according to the Ari’zal. We will learn the appropriate gestures of the blessing, what they mean and allude to in our service and their impact on the upper worlds and how that impacts our soul in this world. This teaching is complex and disciplined but highly rewarding to those who are familiar with the ideas and embrace them with complete emunah. Many have attempted to pray according to the kavanot and failed. Our efforts will be to make small but real steps to accomplish what we can, each person at his level of understanding and practice. May the work of our hands be blessed. 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.