5780 — Shabbat Zachor: What did Saul Get Wrong?

Posted by Alex Israel on March 4, 2020
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Shemot (Exodus), Purim, Tetzaveh, Shabbat Zachor

In the special haftarah for Shabbat Zachor, Saul loses his kingship over a failure to thoroughly destroy the tribe of Amalek. Did Saul just err by leaving the king alive, or was there something more sinister happening here?

Source: 1 Samuel ch. 15 

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