Friends of Jewish History! I just finished putting together the lecture on Rabbi Ovadia of Bertinoro, known to centuries of Mishnah students as “The Rav” for his crystalline commentary. After doing the research, I have to say I had no idea how courageous he was! I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to speak about his life on Monday night at 7pm, and I hope you will be able to join me in person or online.
Meanwhile, it seems a shame that we haven’t received a sponsor for this lecture! Please consider making a donation to our Jewish History Scholarship Fund, which we use to support our students at Touro College. Send me an email before, say, 5pm on Monday, I’ll be able to add your name to the dedication page, and your generosity will be associated with the life of this incredible thinker and leader as long as there is an Internet. Please don’t forget to let me know if your dedication is in memory of someone or in honor of someone.
A full sponsorship is $500. Partial sponsorships are also welcome! All tax-deductible. Here’s the link:
I am pleased to contribute and just did, however, there appeared on the acknowledgement, an automatic dedication which I would please like to omit! It says in Honor of (my own name) as well as In Memory of (my own name!) I did not intend to have a dedication, please omit the dedications.
Got it! Thank you.
It’s “The Raab” not the Rav