• April 6, 2020
  • 12 5780, Nisan
  • פרשת ויגש

The Seder Plate & Kabbalah

The Seder Plate & Kabbalah

Join Rabbi Avraham Shira and journey around the seder plate discussing the historical background of each item and each item’s deeper mystical meaning. The Pesach seder plate is a building. It’s an opportunity to build an array of spiritual forces in the physical world.  Each item, its use, placement, and purpose contains some of the deepest secrets of the Torah and the universe.  By properly conducting the seder we are  recreating the Tree of Life on seder night. We are strengthening ourselves, our families, our communities, the nation, and the world by partaking in this great mitzvah.

March 19, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Seder Plate & Kabbalah: Lesson
Class description

Shalom and Welcome.

Tonight we will look at the seder plate with new eyes and understanding through the teachings of the Ari’zal HaKadosh. We will attempt to integrate the highest spiritual realms with the physical and mundane. This is the brilliance of Judaism and our teachers, to unite ‘heaven’ and earth, understanding that mankind is the link and switch that turns on the light of Creation. Look forward to seeing you there.
Avraham Shira

March 26, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Seder Plate & Kabbalah: Lesson
Class description

Shalom and welcome to our pre Pesach class on the Seder Plate and the Kabbalah. This week we will look into several different haggadot where the seder plate is described in terms of the teachings of the Ari’zal. It is interesting to compare the different emphasis each of the kabbalist authors presents in his perushim on the Seder Plate. These comparisons of often yield new insights for such is the nature of learning the secrets of the Torah, everything can be connected somehow to everything. An integrated universe and our place in it.
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.