The Ya'aleh V'yavo Prayer
The additional Yom Tov prayer Ya’ale V’Yavo contains the deepest secrets of ascension to the Beit HaMikdash and the soul’s journey to the Kodesh Kadoshim (the Holy of Holies) within. Join Rabbi Avraham Shira as he explores the Kabbalistic thinking behind this unique prayer and it’s relationship to the Yamim Noraim.
The Ya'aleh V'yavo Prayer: The Ya’aleh V’yavo Prayer
Shalom and welcome to our special pre Rosh HaShanah class and meditation on the famous prayer we recite during all Jewish festivals, a prayer that is truly a creeative expression of God’s will in Mankind to come close to Him through the Temple and its service. This prayer operates on all levels of Torah interpretation and hopefully tonight we will learn some of those insights and use them in a guided meditation designed to bring us closer to the Inner Temple within each Jewish person.
Look forward to seeing all of you. Perhaps have a siddur or machzor ready to follow the ‘instruction manual’ of the Sages of how a person approaches God and His Temple.
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.