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Ve'Nahafoch Hu: Remember what Amalek did to us - and what we did to Amalek

Daphne Lazar-Price
March 11, 2011

On the Shabbat before Purim, many congregations will read Parshat Zachor (Deuteronomy 25:17 - 20). In the three short verses of this parshah, we are commanded not once but twice to recall a dangerous attack on our people: we are told to remember (Zachor) what the Amalekites did to the Israelites after they left Egypt and not to forget (Lo Tishkach).