The Rebellion of Chanukah
Join Rabbi Avraham Shira as he explores the Jewish response to outrageous injustice of the ancient custom of kings, especially Holofernes, of appropriating another man’s fiance to himself before her wedding (and other such crimes committed by the Greeks). It is from this that the Hasmonean rebellion began and became the platform for the reestablishment of a Torah Nation in Israel.
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.