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Parashat B'shalach (January 23, 2016)
by Robyn Weinstein Cimbol

RATHER THAN BEING BURIED IN THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY, Amalek has become synonymous with all that stands in opposition to Judaism’s core values: truth, righteousness, justice and courage. In fact, Amalek has come to represent the embodiment of evil, and every so often, a “new Amalek” emerges to challenge us. This has become a recurring motif of Jewish history.

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Forgetting to Remember
You are so right. By keeping an oppressor in mind, do we perpetuate his
evil, or if we don't keep him in mind, do we lay ourselves open to further
oppression. it is a delicate balance.

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