One of the most perplexing concepts in Judaism is that of the Shechina, the Divine Presence. Before performing a mitzva or reciting a prayer, we say, L'Shem Yichud Kudsha Brich Hu V'Shechinte, "In the name of the unification of the Holy One Blessed Be He and the Divine Presence". Holy One and Divine Presence? Doesn't that sound Catholic? Where's our age-old belief in the Oneness of Hashem, which martyrs have given their lives for since the beginning of people's history? Also, what's the term Shechinta B'Galuta, the Divine Presence is in exile, that the Zohar uses in dozens of places?
With Hashem's merciful assistance, this week's emuna shiur and broadcast will explain and clarify the answers to these questions. What's more, we'll discuss what this has to do with Tisha B'Av and our national consolation immediately afterward.
Don't miss this vital shiur.
Join us us for today's emuna lesson and live broadcast from Jerusalem entitled "The Shechina: Exile and Geula", which will take place, G-d willing, on the ground-floor main sanctuary of the Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva on 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem at 7 PM Israel time; the shiur is open to the public - both men and women are invited. You can see today's lesson here - the broadcast, as well as our lessons posted from now on - are Mac and iPod compatible. If you tune in too early to the live broadcast link, you'll be sent to the main page of the Breslev Israel website, so try to tune in on time. If you are not able to view today's broadcast live, then G-d willing, you'll be able to see the video tape of it later this coming week on Lazer Beams.