This coming week is Purim and also this Shabbat, Shabbat Zachor , introduces a significant theme associated with the event. Shabbat Zachor may be the Sabbath of Remembrance. We recall the cruelty of the ancient Amalekites who attacked our people from behind on it. They killed ladies and kids. It absolutely was a senseless and act that is grotesque of and physical physical violence, and it also became paradigmatic associated with the cruelty we now have faced from anti-Semites throughout our history.
On Purim, we read Megillat Esther. This tale informs another effort to destroy our individuals. It really is about a wicked minister that is prime Haman, and their are accountable to the master that there’s “a specific people….” These individuals don’t have real commitment to Persia. Instead, their commitment will be on their own. He’s assigned by the master doing exactly exactly what he desires to do in order to them. The plot results in a plan for genocide.
We keep this tale alive.
The end result is joyous for the people that are jewish however the warnings stay. We’ve seen throughout history leaders, tyrants, and fools who possess wanted the destruction regarding the Jewish individuals. (more…)