Thursday, March 5, 2009

Halocho #284 - Remember: Come to shul this week!

There is an opinion that it's a Torah obligation to hear Parshas Zachor being read in shul this week, and if you don't have a Minyan near home you need to go to a town with a Minyan for this Shabbat. If a Minyan cannot be found, Parshas Zachor should be read even without a Minyan. Here is the English translation of the verses read for Parshas Zachor, from Dvarim 25:17-19 (the last 3 verses in Parshas Ki-Tzeizei): Remember what Amalek did to you on the way, when you were coming out of Egypt. How he met you on the way, and smote the feeble behind you, when you were faint and weary; and he feared not G-d. Therefore it shall be, when Hashem your G-d has given you rest from all your enemies round about, in the land which Hashem your G-d is giving you for an inheritance to possess, that you shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; do not forget. This is from and slightly edited to remove the archaic English. Each verse has a multitude of explanations and interpretations. Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 140:3 Shabbat Shalom - Danny (who works at Thursday, 9 Adar 5769

יז זָכוֹר, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-עָשָׂה לְךָ עֲמָלֵק, בַּדֶּרֶךְ, בְּצֵאתְכֶם מִמִּצְרָיִם
יח אֲשֶׁר קָרְךָ בַּדֶּרֶךְ, וַיְזַנֵּב בְּךָ כָּל-הַנֶּחֱשָׁלִים אַחֲרֶיךָ--וְאַתָּה, עָיֵף וְיָגֵעַ; וְלֹא יָרֵא, אֱלֹקִים
יט וְהָיָה בְּהָנִיחַ ה' אֱלֹקֶיךָ לְךָ מִכָּל-אֹיְבֶיךָ מִסָּבִיב, בָּאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר ה-אֱלֹקֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ נַחֲלָה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ--תִּמְחֶה אֶת-זֵכֶר עֲמָלֵק, מִתַּחַת הַשָּׁמָיִם; לֹא, תִּשְׁכָּח
Please daven for a complete recovery for Tamar bat Naama - תמר בת נעמה

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