Samuel
So you wanna be a King?

So you wanna be a King?

When Samuel the prophet, the judge and spiritual leader of all the tribes of Israel, grew old, he appointed his two sons to be judges. Unfortunately they were corrupt, and the elders of Israel feared for the future of the people. Out of...

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Where are We in the Messianic Process?

Where are We in the Messianic Process?

Many people believe that Judaism is not ‘Messianic’, and that observant Jews are only concerned about performing commandments. But one of the commandments, as enumerated by Maimonides, is to anticipate that the Messiah will arrive at any...

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Why Do We Read About Amalek Before Purim?

Why Do We Read About Amalek Before Purim?

The Shabbat which immediately precedes the holiday of Purim is known as Shabbat Zachor, the Sabbath of remembering. In addition to the regular Torah reading, we read the verses commanding the Jews to remember what Amalek did to them when...

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What Made Amalek So Evil?

What Made Amalek So Evil?

The Hebrews are attacked by the Amalekites in Rephidim. Joshua is ordered by Moses to lead Israel in battle, and Moses watches from a hillside with the staff of God in his hand. When Moses' hand is raised, Israel prevails, but when it is...

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Why is Sarah Aaronsohn a national hero of Israel?

Why is Sarah Aaronsohn a national hero of Israel?

When Samuel charges King Saul with the task of exacting punishment on the Amalekites for attacking the Children of Israel on their way up from Egypt, He tells Saul to wipe out the entire nation: men, women, and children. He is to spare no...

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