Posted on | March 4, 2007 | By Administrator | 3 Comments
Rabbi Lazer Brody’s Purim Foto-Festival.
And here’s a brief Purim Thought:
In the Maftir leining on Parshas Zochor, there is a discussion of the proper pronunciation of the word Zecher, so we re-read that phrase or the whole posuk. It’s ironic that the only Torah reading that fulfills a Biblical Commandment contains a built in question. As you many know the gematria of Amalek is the same as that of Safek, which means doubt. Amalek’s role is to cast a doubt on the existence of Hashem. So perhaps we have a Safek on this leining to bring about an awareness of our doubts or perhaps Amalek is sowing the seeds of doubt even as we lein about destroyinh him, awakening us to what a foe his philosophy really is.