Pesach: The Miraculous Nature of Faith
In this course we will explore the nature of miracles and the miracles of nature that the Jewish people experienced as they were preparing to leave the slavery of Egypt, as well as the nature of faith.In the nature of miracles we will explore the many levels and types of miracles in Jewish History and their connections and distinctions.
In the miracles of nature we will look at Creation and nature as the greatest miracles of all. We will ask the question: which came first- faith or miracle?
Pesach: The Miraculous Nature of Faith: Lesson 1
Shalom and welcome to our two week series on miracles, nature and faith. Tommorow night we will begin with some basic definitions, which will serve us as we move through several texts from Chassidut and Kabbalah on the nature of miracles, and in short, with help, we will begin to see that Nature itself is miraculous, especially when framed by the paradigms of the Tree of Life, the Self=healing Universe and the outstanding role of man as the link between the laws of nature and the abrogation of that nature through the gifts of faith and prayer. We will also begin building the ladders of concepts that lead us towards (or away) from the potential to live in the miracles of redemption and Passover as patterned by the Torah and the freedom from the exile in Egyppt. Look forward to seeing yout 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.