Sunday, March 04, 2007

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Amalek - Food for Thought

by Aharon Hoffman at Mystical Paths

(This is going around by email, it's worth sharing...)

This Shabbat and Sunday marks a period where we will read about the wiping out of Amalek 5 times within 24 hours (or at least, no more than 36 hours):

Parshat Zachor
Haftara from Shmuel Alef
Mikra Megilla on Saturday Night
Parshat Amalek Sunday Morning
Mikra Megilla Sunday Morning

The destruction of Amalek, besides being a Mitzvat Aseh, is a vital part of the Geulah process. It is the act that will make Hashem's Name complete and His Throne complete.

Also, the leader of Iran (Mahmoud Ahmedanijad) may have more than talk in common with Amalek:

If you spell his first name as מהמוד, his gematria equals המן (Hamen, descendant of Amalek who tried to destroy all the Jews in the Purim story / Megillat Esther.)

If you spell his last name as אחמדיננעג'ד, his gematria equals עמלק.(Amalek)

Purim Torah, you say?
Perhaps not.

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