Purim Medidtation, March 17
“ונהפחהו” Who Turns Over Whom? In an up-side-down world, what’s right-side-up? Who is controlling whom? A meditation to enter beyond limitations, to train the mind to see that good and evil can only be a part of a greater good. And the hiding of the greater good creates the miracle of choice, our humanity, and the secret of Purim.
Purim Medidtation, March 17: Lesson 1
Shalom and welcome to Adar and the new paradigm for redemption in the 21st century, Purim. The webyeshiva intro to the class is a fair enough hope but along with this Hashem should help us to learn to see Chashgachat Pratit, divine providence in our lives and the world around us. So it is with Purim and may it be so tomorrow night as well. Look forward to seeing you there. Prepare to meditate by bringing a glass of your favorite beverage and perhaps we will merit to understand why rebbe nachman says only a true tzadik can drink, L’chaim to all of you, l’chaim to purim
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.