• November 27, 2022
  • 2 5783, Kislev
  • פרשת וארא

The Arba Minim: Creation & Teshuva

The Arba Minim: Creation & Teshuva

The arba minim, the four species which we take on Sukkot, have a deeper meaning that extends beyond that chag encompassing the entirety of the year. They represent the culmination of creation and point us to a life of continuously drawing closer to God. In preparation for the Yamim Noraim, join Rabbi Avraham Shira as he delves into the kabbalistic thinking behind this special mitzvah.

September 1, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Arba Minim: Creation & Teshuva: The Arba Minim: Creation & Teshuva
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Shalom and Welcome to Elul zman at Webyeshiva.ort.

Tonight we will begin a fascinatiing 4 part series on the Four Species, taking the Lulav, the Kabbalah of invoking rain, Four kinds of plants and four kinds of people, the Electro’Magnetic field surrounding all matter and the blending of that field through the channeling of the Mitzvot.  These ideas and more will be presented over this Elul, and, time permitting, we will introduce some of the Meditations of Arizal on the Taking of the Species, and meditate ourselves together on some of these ideas.  See you at Webyeshiva.org, 9pm Israel, tonight.

Avraham Shira.

September 12, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Arba Minim: Creation & Teshuva: The Arba Minim: Creation & Teshuva
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Shalom to all, and Welcome.

This week we will have two classes, to make up for the class we missed last week.

This evening at 6pm Israel, we will look again at the general mitzvot of taking the Arbah Minim, the Four Species of Succot, from a macro level, according to the sefirot, including the four types of plants representated, four types of people, four levels of nutrition in Creation,   The Arizal will teach us the main idea of the taking of the Lulov in light of all mitzvot and their purposes in human life.   Time permitting we will meditate on these ideas.

This Thursday night, we will where we leave off today, deepening our understanding of why the Rabbis call Succot, The Festival, emphasizing it above all others, its connection to nature, time and the nations.  Again we will meditate, always with an eye and heart on the idea of integrating our learning into our being, that is not just receiving information, but attempting to make that information active and viable within.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Avraham Shira

September 15, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Arba Minim: Creation & Teshuva: The Arba Minim: Creation & Teshuva
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September 22, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Arba Minim: Creation & Teshuva: The Arba Minim: Creation & Teshuva
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Shalom and Welcome.

Tonight is the last in our Elul series on the 4 Species of Succot.  Tonight we will learn the benefits, spiritual and phsyical of bringing the 4 species on Succot, which Rabbi Nachman teaches is to reveal the Daat HaKadosh in the world.  What does this actually mean?  How does this work?  How do we achieve this level and what are the benefits will be some of the questions we will try to answer, with Hashem’s help.

All of this, we are taught, will increase peace in the world.  This idea itself needs examining,  TIme permitting we will also meditate together on these concepts, to integrate them into our hearts and our lives.

God bless you all, and Shana Tova.

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.