This coming week is Purim and also this Shabbat, Shabbat Zachor , introduces a significant theme associated with event. Shabbat Zachor could be the Sabbath of Remembrance. About it, we remember the cruelty regarding the ancient Amalekites whom attacked our folks from behind. They killed females and kids. It absolutely was a senseless and act that is grotesque of and physical violence, plus it became paradigmatic associated with the cruelty we’ve faced from anti-Semites throughout our history.
On Purim, we read Megillat Esther. This tale informs another effort to destroy our individuals. Its in regards to a wicked prime minister, Haman, along with his are accountable to the master there is “a specific people….” These folks would not have real commitment to Persia. Instead, their commitment would be to by themselves. He’s assigned by the master to accomplish exactly what he would like to do in order to them. The plot contributes to an agenda for genocide.