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1. How Our Youth Can Change the World
We often wonder: “How can I – one single individual – have any serious impact on the future? I am after all only one small person amidst a sea of billions!” The answer lays in this week’s Torah chapter: Educate your pure children. And this leads us into Purim and Passover, where children play a starring role.
2. What’s the First Thing We Should Learn?
What is the first thing we should be teaching our children? What is the primary and most important thing we can impart to them so that they can become the best people they can be? Where should anyone’s education begin? Well, the Torah itself tells us. And it says: Begin with the Book of Vayikra.
3. Obliterating Amalek
Torah is the quintessential benevolent book – “Its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace.” How then can a benevolent Torah advocate the total obliteration of a nation: You shall obliterate the remembrance of Amalek from beneath the heavens?!
4. Banishing Doubt
One of our most formidable psychological adversaries is invisible. It is called doubt. Plaguing doubts, fears and uncertainties paralyze and demoralize us. Doubts are especially pronounced in today’s accelerated world. What can we do about this debilitating force in our lives?
5. Israel’s Biggest Enemy
What is the secret to joy? This Shabbat, preceding Purim, is called Zachor. And it is all about remembering the biggest threat to our lives so that we may obliterate it and achieve true joy.