Urged to remember

By DAVID GREENSTEIN
March 10, 2014 09:56

We must remember the heinous crimes of Amalek so that we may avoid the danger of repeating those crimes ourselves.

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Past / Future

Past / Future. (photo credit:PEPE FAINBERG)

On this Shabbat we find ourselves swinging between past and future.

The weekly Torah portion tells us about the ancient rites of the Tabernacle. But this Shabbat also looks forward to the upcoming celebration of Purim. And the additional reading tells us to remember our past encounter with the heartless Amalek people while concluding with the injunction to wipe out their memory entirely some time in the future.

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