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Parshat Zachor

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Parshat Zachor: (lit. "portion of rememberance"); portion of Torah concerning the mitzvah to remember what Amalek did to the Jewish people, read on the Shabbat before Purim.
There’s lots of hoopla attached to the Shabbat prior to Purim, as it's host to a special Torah reading said to be biblically mandated. Yet, it's common knowledge that public Torah readings are rabbinically ordained – so how could it possibly be an actual ...
There is a lot of pain in our collective history. For many of us, there is a lot of pain in our individual histories as well. But no matter how deeply we bury it, how much we would like to pretend it didn’t happen, that will not make it go away...
Remember, Fast & Give
The Shabbat before Purim is Shabbat Zachor. The day before Purim (in most years) is the Fast of Esther. Learn about the significance of these days and their associated observances.
When the Israelites left Egypt, no nation dared pick a fight with them. Only Amalek, driven by profound hatred which defied logic, came to wage battle.
A quick thought on the curious custom to read about the evil Amalekites before Purim
The Torah commands us to remember six pivotal events that occurred in the formative period of our history. Of all of them only the commandment to remember what Amalek did to us is observed by a public Torah reading. This class explains why and offers the ...
Are women obligated in the positive commandment to 'remember Amalek?' If they are obligated, why historically did they not attend the synagogue?
On the Shabbat before Purim we read the portion of remembering amalek; here we explore why a special Torah reading was instituted specifically for this remembrance.
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