Avraham ben Yaakov

Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum

Founder & Director of AZAMRA

Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua ben Yaakov Greenbaum is an internationally-known Torah teacher, author of over twenty-five books, and one of today's foremost English-speaking expositors of Chassidut and Kabbalah and their practical contemporary relevance in personal growth and wellbeing, preventive healthcare, healing and other vital areas.

Born in Britain in 1949, Rabbi Greenbaum gained his MA at Cambridge University in Latin & Greek Classics and Social Sciences. As a Harkness Fellow in USA he studied at Harvard and Columbia, after which he served as a BBC World Service current events commentator and radio producer.

A lifelong yearning for spirituality led to his return to Torah in his late twenties. In 1980 he moved with his wife and family to Jerusalem, where he was ordained in 1988 and established the Azamra Study Center in 1999. There he taught and maintained the Azamra website until 2023, when he moved to the holy city of Tz'fat in Israel's Galilee. There he continues to teach live and maintain the Azamra website, while visiting Jerusalem for special events at Azamra's Jerusalem Study Center

Rabbi Greenbaum's books include Rabbi Nachman's Advice, Under the Table & How to Get Up: Jewish pathways of spiritual growth, Wings of the Sun: The Torah Healing Tradition in theory and practice and translations of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto's Kabbalistic classics, Secrets of the Future Temple and 138 Openings of Wisdom.

Warsaw Nuzik Synagogue
Reb Avraham performing piano-vocal arrangements of Breslover Shabbat Nigunim
in the Warsaw Nuzik Synagogue May 27 '08

Avraham ben Yaakov