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Written by Rabbi Norbert Weinberg   

WeinbergRabbi 150x200This Saturday is the Shabbat before Purim and it is known as Shabbat Zachor (the Sabbath of Remembrance). The special reading from the second Torah describes the unprovoked attack upon us when we were leaving Egyptian bondage. Amalek attacked the rear of the camp where the women and children were encamped. Haman, of Purim infamy, was a direct descendant of Amalek.

Please be aware that hearing this chapter from the Torah is one of the 613 commandments for which every Jew is responsible. Please arrange to be in the synagogue (no later than 9:30 A.M.) to observe this mitzvah.

Contingent upon hearing this reading is the need for our constant awareness and resolve to fight and destroy Amalek. We have an abundance of them today. Let us stand with Israel which is in the forefront of this battle and never waver until all vestiges of Amalek are destroyed and all men and women will live in peace and harmony as G-d has intended for us.

 
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