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www.azamra.org 16 Iyyar 5776 / 24 May 2016

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14-20 Iyar 5776
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WEEK OF LAG BA'OMER 33rd day of Omer Count
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Tzaddik vs. man-god
As we enter the week of Lag BaOmer (May 26) celebrating Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, we will reflect on the difference between the Torah concept of the True Tzaddik as opposed to fake counterfeits that have captured the minds of untold millions throughout history.
May 22, 2016

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WEEKLY TORAH READING
Shabbat May 21

Israel: BECHUKOSAI Leviticus 26:3-27:34
Diaspora
: BEHAR Leviticus 25:1-26:2
TORAH FOR THE NATIONS COMMENTARY: The World belongs to God
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Sunday May 22 II Chronicles
4 5

Monday May 23 II Chronicles 6 7

Tuesday May 24 II Chronicles 8 9
Wednesday May 25 II Chronicles
10 11
Thursday May 26 II Chronicles
12 13
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READ OF THE WEEK
In honor of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai

The Tzaddik

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RECENT CLASSES

Soul roots
With the world reeling in face of unparalleled levels of hatred, cruelty and barbarity from the most crude to the most subtle emanating from extremists of all kinds across the world, we will seek deeper insight by considering how the Biblical division of the different souls and nations relates to the attitudes and behavior seen in various different national, racial and social groupings today.
Sunday May 15, 2016

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Prayers and Songs for Healing
The period of the Omer count is a time to seek health and healing for our physical bodies, our souls, our people and our world, and the secret of healing is in the prayers and songs of King David in the Book of Psalms.
Sunday May 8, 2016
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The Mixed Multitude

We need to consider urgently who are the real Israel with just 6 weeks to go before a major Jerusalem conference of the "Commonwealth of Israel" on peaceful co-existence among the various communities around the world that consider themselves as part of the global family that pray to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and love His Covenant, Torah and Land.
Sunday May 1, 2016

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Torah & Mitzvot for non-Jews?
In face of widespread disinformation about how far "Judaism" permits "non-Jews" to study the Torah and observe Shabbat and other commandments, we will analyze relevant sections of the Talmud and Rambam (Maimonides) authoritative Mishneh Torah law code with insights and practical guidelines from leading contemporary teachers.
Sunday April 10, 2016

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Torah Holistic Health
As we approach the coming month of Nissan, season of renewal and redemption, we must not only cleanse our surrounding home environment of Chametz but also to focus on cleansing and strengthening our bodies so that we may serve our Creator at full power.
Sunday April 3 2016

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The Road to Redemption
With Purim behind us, our thoughts now turn to the coming festival of Pesach (April 22-30) which takes on a new significance as we struggle with encroaching governmental and ideological tyrannies that assault our very freedom to believe in what we know to be true.
Sunday March 27, 2016

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Purim & Real-life Masks
With Purim 5776 upon us (Wednesday night March 23-Friday March 25) we examine the global masked war against the God of Israel and how He sits in the Heavens and laughs at all the self-deluded earthlings rushing to their own self-destruction.
Sunday March 20, 2016

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The Thirteenth Month
As we approach the New Moon of Adar II, the thirteenth month of this auspicious year of redemption, 5776, we will consider the mystery of the Torah calendar ("Sod Ha-Ibbur") and the supreme importance of Adar, season of Israel's triumph and the destruction of her enemies.
Sunday March 6, 2016

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What and How to Remember
When Moshe broke the two tablets of stone, forgetfulness descended into the world. Ever since, it is our task to repair the broken tablets of our hearts. What are the things we most need to remember, and how can we improve and strengthen our memory?
Sunday February 28 2016

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Latter-day gods
The coming weekly Torah portion of Ki Tisa with the story of the golden calf invites us to consider some strange forms of idolatry in the contemporary world and their semi-secret cliques of officiants, worshipers and slaves.
Sunday February 21, 2016

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Bank of England gold vaults



The Great Mitzvah
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov taught: "It is a great mitzvah to always be in Simchah - joy!" But what exactly is this elusive factor, how is it attained, and why is it particularly important during the month of Adar?
Sunday February 14
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The Temple in the Heart
From now and for the coming months, all our weekly Torah readings relate to the Temple and its services, which are also one of the central themes of the Purim miracle, which in the present leap year we mark twice in the months of Adar I and Adar II. Enhanced awareness of our the need for the Temple will bring its restoration closer.
Sunday February 7, 2016


Sunday January 31
Triumph of the Talmud
A fresh perspective on the present fierce disputes about the place of Sharia in the contemporary world may be gained from considering the much- maligned Talmud, its students and the purpose of their studies and their lives.
Sunday January 31, 2016

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Fruits of Israel
The festival of Tu B'Shvat (15th of Shevat, Sunday night-Monday Jan. 24-25), "New Year of the Tree", celebrates the fruits of the Land of Israel. "For HaShem your G-d is bringing you into a good land... a land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig-trees and pomegranates; a land of olive-trees and honey... And you shall eat and be satisfied, and bless HaShem your G-d for the good land which He has given you." (Deuteronomy 8:7-10)
Sunday January 24, 2016

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Unification
The concept of Yichud, "Unification of the Holy One blessed-be-He and His Indwelling Presence" is the foundation of the Torah system of prayer, devotion and service. Today's class seeks to elucidate this concept through study of a key passage in Zohar and consideration of the miracle of the splitting of the Red Sea.
Sunday January 17, 2016

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The Politics of Redemption
With even western governments today increasingly perceived as oppressing their own citizens, the lessons of Israel's redemption from Pharaoh and Egypt provide deep insights into how people of faith may find true freedom and direction in a troubled world.
Sunday January 10, 2016
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Paradise or Pardes?

As we embark on the eight-week "ShOVaVIM-TaT" period of Teshuvah culminating in the Torah readings about the giving of the Torah and building the Sanctuary, it is timely to consider where our Teshuvah leads, the Torah concept of Paradise and the four levels of Torah interpretation signified by the Hebrew word "PaRDeS", a garden or orchard.
Sunday December 27 2015

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Spring or Winter?
With Chanukah behind us and five years on since the start of the "Arab spring", many people find themselves entering the so-called "season of good cheer" contemplating a world sinking deeper and deeper into gloom and darkness. This week, as Torah-lovers prepare to conclude our reading of the book of Genesis, we need to ask if this is the threshold of Armageddon or the Final Redemption?.
Sunday December 20, 2015

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"A Call to Live" in Portuguese
UM CONVITE PARA VIVER
Torá, Cura, Sabedoria

Autor Avraham Yehoshua Greenbaum
Tradutor Gilson Sasson
Publicado por Azamra do Brasil, 2015


The Divine Balance
B
alance (Aramaic: "Math'kela") is a key concept in the kabbalistic explanation of the repair of creation. Understanding its meaning can help us come to terms with negative aspects of our lives so as to find true and lasting joy.
Sunday May 10, 2015

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The Captive Child
Depth discussion of halachic perspectives on the captured Souls of Israel and their relevance in our time.

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