5769 — Parshat Zachor

Posted by Neima Novetsky on March 2, 2009
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Devarim (Deuteronomy), Ki Tetze, Purim

In this episode Neima Novetsky discusses Parshat Zachor, the special Maftir section from Deuteronomy 25:17 – 25:19, Parshat Ki Teitzei, that is read on the Shabbat before Purim. The directive to annihalate Amalek is a troubling one for many. What was so terrible about their actions that should merit such a a punishment? This podcast will review some attempts to understand the law.

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About Neima Novetsky

She and her family made aliyah from New York where she founded and directed the Advanced Tanakh Beit Midrash Program at Lincoln Square Synagogue. She has taught at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Midreshet Moriah, the Ma'ayan Institute for Women, and the Princeton University Hillel and has lectured on Biblical topics in various synagogues in both Israel and the USA. She is also a co-founder of a new Tanakh and Parshanut website called 'Al Ha Torah.'

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