The Shabbat before Purim is called Shabbat Zachor, where we are reminded of the obligation to remember what our arch enemy, Amalek, did to us on our way out of Egypt. This is a reflection on the power and complexity of memory, including honoring the memory of Bev Goodman, who died this week without memory, and how we remember the victims of the shooting massacre in Florida. We also touch on the themes of absence and presence as we prepare for Purim.
In this time of the Covid-19 virus, I see the Modeh Ani prayer as our most important and critical prayer.
We are reaching out to parents in our community for help to gather the information we need from your high school students.