MOFET JTEC - Jewish Teacher Education Community of The MOFET Institute is proud to present an online webinar in Spanish without charge to the global Jewish education community with Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Ma'aravi on " “If He had Brought Us Before Mount Sinai and Not Given Us the Torah, Dayenu, it Would Have Sufficed Us!” (Si tan sólo nos hubiera acercado al Monte Sinaí, y no nos hubiera entregado la Torá, ¡hubiera sido suficiente?), on Wednesday, May 25, 2011- 7:00-8:30P.M. - Israel time.
Every year, we all recline on Seder Night, singing as we read the Passover Haggada: “If He had brought us before Mount Sinai and had not given us the Torah, Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!”
If we had stood at the foot of Mount Sinai and not received the Torah in those circumstances – even that would have been more than enough... The fact that we are witnesses to the revelation of the Sinai incorporates a marvelous gift of some kind from which the People of Israel through the generations would have derived tremendous spiritual benefit, even without receiving the Torah from Sinai.
The session will be led by Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Ma'aravi who received his physician and psychiatrist certificates from Buenos Aires University. He received his rabbinical ordination from the Sephardic Midrash in Jerusalem. In recent years, he served as the Chief Rabbi of the Uruguay Jewish Community, which numbers some 15,000 Jews. Among other things, Rabbi Dr. Ma'aravi served as the general manager of the Rambam School and a lecturer at Midreshet Torateinu and Shazar College. He has written three books on the topic of the Hebrew calendar and the weekly Torah portions.
Please note this webinar will be conducted in Spanish.