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Rebbezin Rochel

Shabbos Zachor

March 15th, 2008

It’s motzie shabbos, the week of Purim. This week at shul we read Parshas Zachor, remembering what Amalek did to us when we were traveling in the desert. All I could think about ,while reading Parshas Zachor, is what is happening in Isreal. B”H I’ve had a peaceful life. Besides for the war here a year and a half ago I’ve never experienced real “confrontations” with the enemy. But lately I’ve become a bit worried. Tzefat is ,B”H for the mostpart a quiet and safe community, but it is unfortunately surrounded by Arabs. A lot of areas around us have reported rock throwings and other problems. I know Hashem protects, and I honestly feel safer here then any other place in the world, but we’re dealing with Amalek here. They’re entire desire and purpose to they’re lives is to erraricate us, and these are my neighbors. In America you have plenty of Anti-Semitism but you don’t know who those are that hate you, but here when you walking the streets you are looking strait into the eyes of a person who die in order to kill you, and you know it. This is the first time in my life I’m fulfilling the mitzvah of remembering Amalek and wanting them gone.

One Response to “Shabbos Zachor”

  1. comment number 1 by: jodi

    Thank you for sharing all your thoughts. I keep all the Jewish people in my prayers everyday for protection. I relate very well to all your feelings of motherhood. Someone told me each phase of raising children is just that, a phase. It may last two weeks or two months but it will pass. Sometimes it helps to know your feelings are not terminally unique.

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