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The Real Reason David Did Not Build The Temple

Zoom Benarroch

Rabbi Yosef Benarroch was born in Tangiers, Morocco and raised in Winnipeg. Following graduation from Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate, he received a Bachelors degree in Phys. Ed and Biology, and a teaching certificate from the University of Manitoba. He attended Yeshiva in Israel and received his rabbinic ordination in 1989 from Machon Harry Fischel Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

A fluent speaker of Hebrew, English and Spanish, Rabbi Benarroch taught Jewish studies and served as a congregational rabbi in Phoenix, Arizona and in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was Rabbi and Educational Director of the Sephardic Educational Center in Jerusalem from 1999-2010 and Rabbi and Director of Midreshet Eshel Seminary for Sephardic Women in Jerusalem. Rabbi Benarroch commutes between Winnipeg and Efrat, where his family resides. 

This session will explore many questions surrounding the Temple and its significance. We will answer questions like:

What is the real reason David could not build the Temple, it's more than just blood on his hands?

Why is Solomon the one who builds it?

Why was it so extravagant and excessive, wouldn't a more modest building have sufficed?

Why do we even need a Temple if G-d can be found everywhere? 

Why was David so obsessed with building the Temple?