Remembering and Forgetting

Remembering is a central tenet of Judaism, and to some degree this is true. What we often forget is that forgetting is just as important.

We find ourselves now between the poles of Purim and Passover. Purim, which we celebrated on Thursday,  gives us the mandate to remember Amalek, the biblical nation from which Haman, the villain of the Purim story, is descended. (The biblical verses describing this requirement are always read on the Shabbat before Purim.) Passover, which we’ll celebrate about a month from now, gives us the mandate to remember the Exodus from Egypt.

Read the complete article on My Jewish Learning.

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