RIETS Dinner 5781

The Dialectic of Purim: Fighting Amalek and Valuing Every Human Life (Terumah/Zachor 5781)

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Feb 17, 2021
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Machshava:
Purim 
Parsha:
Teruma 

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An important dialectic of Purim is, on the one hand, the responsibility of defending the nation against sworn enemies, the evil ideology of Amalek. At the same time, we have a responsibility to value every human life and promote peace and community. This is how we celebrate Purim. We don't focus on military victories, but rather on the opportunity to champion the values that the victories make possible.

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