These We Recall

Author : Rabbi Josh Weinberg
Publish Date : October 24, 2017

"1967 teaches us that there are two kinds of zikaron, of memory. We are commanded lizkor et Amalek, that we must remember Amalek, the quintessential enemy of the Jewish people. We must remember that we always have enemies, that we need to demonstrate strength and resilience, and that we must never compromise on our physical safety or security. But it also teaches us to remember avadim hayinu b’eretz Mitzrayim—that we were slaves in the land of Egypt. We once lived under someone else’s rule and now must be weary of how we rule others." -Rabbi Josh Weinberg, ARZA President speaking at The Temple, Atlanta, GA