Shabbat Zachor: “Remember what Amalek did to you!” But why did he do it? Can we reconcile with our eternal sworn enemies?

Posted by Daniel Roth on February 18, 2018
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast, Shemot (Exodus), Tetzaveh


This week is Shabbat Zachor, where we remember Amalek. In this podcast by Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth, he explores who Amalek is and different interpretations as to how the struggle with them began as well as opportunities for how we can “reconcile” even with our greatest enemies today.

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About Daniel Roth

Daniel is the director of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution. He holds a Ph.D. from Bar Ilan University‘s Program for Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation writing on Jewish models of conflict resolution, peacemaking, and reconciliation. Daniel has been teaching advanced rabbinics, Bible, conflict resolution and other subjects at Pardes for over fifteen years. Click here to read more.

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