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Parshat Zachor(Deuteronomy 25:17-19)

Remembering Amalek

Rabbi Shraga Simmons shares an inspiring insight from the weekly Torah portion.

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Published: March 3, 2004

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Visitor Comments: 10

(9) Anonymous, February 24, 2015 11:42 PM

Sage advice...

To actively seek to remember that God is in charge of the world and that everything has purpose. Thanking God for this insight; and thanking you, Rabbi Simmons

(8) Anonymous, February 24, 2015 11:36 PM

Great reminder...

...of how we need to actively seek

(7) Anonymous, March 15, 2011 12:22 PM

Gematria of 360? AMALEK in hebrew has 4 letters: Eyin is 70 Mem is 40 Lamat is 30 Koof is 100 Total 240...

chaim, March 18, 2011 8:49 AM

240 vs 360

Shalom, You wrote that Amalek is 240 in Gematria, and You are right, but so is also SaFeK (Samech=60, Peh=80, Kuf=100), the numerical value of amalek and safek(doubt) is the same! (only it's 240, and not 360) only the number was wrong, not the idea :-) Still great commentary Shabbat shalom and Purim sameach Chaim

(6) Red Goldstein, March 14, 2009 8:14 AM

Perfect symmetry of Amalek and Goodness

Just decided this morning to learn about Amalek. It seems there is a perfect symmetry between good and evil. The more lackadaisical one becomes, the more Amalek creeps up on us. The more steadfast we become in our desire to perform tikkun olam, the more Amalek looks upon us and say 'ulchh, why bother'. Hitler, Ahmadenijad, Amalek, super-ulchh!!

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