Shalom and welcome!

I'm Avraham ben Yaakov. I live in the Holy City of Jerusalem, and since 1979 I've been teaching and writing on Torah, self-help and spiritual growth, holistic preventive healthcare, healing and environmental responsibility.

I'm the guy that maintains and edits this site, which since 1994 has continuously provided an ever-expanding array of Torah resources, including complete online books, regular study emails and an extensive library of MP3 classes, all available for instant download and all completely free.

My aim is to give people of all backgrounds and beliefs from across the world easy access to authoritative Torah teachings providing insight, inspiration and wisdom to rise to the challenges of our times.

Just as the Torah was given to the world for no charge, so I believe it should be made available everywhere for no charge, the costs being covered through voluntary support.

LETTER FROM JERUSALEM is my Torah blog offering inspirational and empowering teachings, perspectives on current events and news of my latest classes and teachings .

Check out my Sunday live global hookup, accessible from anywhere in the world at the times posted on the class page. You'll be able to hear me live in Jerusalem and use instant messaging to chat with me and with other students in real-time.

Use my weekly diary of coming days of note in the Torah calendar to keep in tune with the different seasons and festivals with their associated observances. Subscribe to get it free in your email.

I provide commentary on the weekly Torah portion, also available by email, as well as daily Bible-in-a-Year study emails, which are also available in the Know Your Bible archive.

For regular serious Torah study in various areas, try my specially-recorded MP3 audio series, which require no knowledge of Hebrew yet provide substantive explanation of key classic and modern texts. All classes are archived for study and review at any time.

Also check out my various free online books as well as courses and other materials on Spiritual Growth, Healthcare and Healing, Earth and Environment, Kabbalah and Mysticism.

Print versions of AZAMRA publications can be ordered in our online bookstore.

Please feel free to contact me directly with your comments and questions. I try my best to respond to all serious messages.

Enjoy browsing at your own pace according to your personal needs and interests!

Shalom UVrachah! Peace and Blessing!

Avraham ben Yaakov

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Azamra means "I will sing" (Psalms 146:2)

"And the way to sing the song of joy is by seeking the good in all people, especially in ourselves. Each good point is one more note in the song of life!"

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov