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The Sabbath preceding the festival of Purim, is called Parshath Zoechar; on which they take out two Laws, in the first the Portion of the Week is read, after which they say Half Kaddish; and in the second, the following Portion is read to the Moftir.

Zoechar Ice Ausher Oso.

Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt: how he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God. Therefore it shall be, when the Lord thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.

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Vauyomer Samuel.

Samuel also said unto Saul, the Lord sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the Lord.

(The German Jews begin here.)

Kow Omar,

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way when he came up from Egypt. Now go, and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. And Saul gathered the people together, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand men of Judah. And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley. And Saul said unto the Kenites, go depart, get ye down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them: for ye shewed kindness to all the children of Israel when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites. And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah, until thou comest to Shur, that is over against Egypt. And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword. But

בשבת שלפני פורים מוציאין שני ספרים בראשון קורין שבעה גברי בפרשת

השבוע וקדיש לעילא • ובספר שני קורא המפטיר פרשה זו :



זָכוֹר אֵת אֲשֶׁר־־עָשָׂה לְךְ עֲמָלֵק בַּדֶרֶךְ בְּצֵאתְכֶם

מִמִּצְרָיִם: אֲשֶׁר קְרֶךְ בַּדֶּרֶךְ וַיִזנב בְּךָ כָּל־הַנְחֵשָׁלִים אַחֲרֶיךָ וְאַתָּהעֲיֵף וְיָגֵעַ וְלֹא יָרֵא אֱלֹהִים: וְהָיָה בָּהָנִיחַ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לְךְ מִכָּל־אֹיְבֵיךְ מִסָבִיב בָּאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ נַחֲלָה לְרִשְׁתָּה תִּמְחֶה אֶת־ זֶכֶר עֲמָלֵק מִתַּחַת הַשָּׁמָיִם לֹא תִּשְׁכָּח :

הפטרת פרשת זכור

בשמואל א' סימן ט"ו

וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל אֶל־־שָׁאוּל אֹתִי שָׁלַח יְהוָה לִמְשָׁחֲךָ לְמֶלֶךְ עַל־עַמְוֹ עַל־־יִשְׂרָאֵל וְעַתָּה שְׁמַע לְקול

דִּבְרֵי יְהיָה :

כאן מתחילין האשכנזים


כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת פָּקַדְתִּי אֵת אֲשֶׁר־־עָשָׂה עֲמָלֵק

רָאֵל אֲשֶׁר־־שָׂם לוֹ בַּדֶּרֶךְ בַּעֲלֹתוֹ מִמִּצְרָיִם: עַתָּה לֶךְ וְהִכִּיתָה אֶת־ עֲמָלֵק וְהַחֲרַמְתֶּם אֶת־כָּל־ אֲשֶׁר־לוֹ וְלֹא תַחְמֹל עָלָיו וְהֵמַתָּה מֵאִישׁ עַד־־אִשָׁה מֵעוֹלֵל וְעַד־־יוֹנֵק מִשְׁוֹר וְעַד־־שָׁה מִיָּמָל וְעַד־חַמְוֹר : וַיִּשְׁמַע שָׁאוּל אֶת־הָעָם וַיִּפְקְדֵם בַּטְלָאִים מָאתַיִם אֶלֶף

רַגְלִי וְעַשֶׂרֶת אֲלָפִים אֶת־־אִישׁ יְהוּדָה: וַיָּרָא שָׁאוּל ה. עד--עִיר עֲמָלֵק וַיִּרֶב בַּנָּחַל: וַיֹּאמֶר שָׁאוּל אֶל־־הַקֵיני זו, לְכוּ סרוּ רְדוּ מִתּוֹךְ עֲמָלֵקִי פֶּן־אֹסְפְךְ עָמוֹ וְאַתָּה עָשִׂיתָה

חֶסֶד עַם־כָּל־־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בַּעֲלוֹתָם מִמִּצְרַיִם וַיָּסַר קֵינִי . מִתּוֹךְ עֲמָלֵק; וַיִּךְ שָׁאוּל אֶת־ עֲמָלֵק מַחֲוִילָה בּוֹאֲךָ

שׂוּר אֲשֶׁר עַל־פְּנֵי מִצְרָיִם: וַיִּתְפְּשׂ אֶת־אֲנְג מֶלֶךְ־עֲמָלֵק ו חָי וְאֶת־כָּל־הָעָם הֵחֵרִים לְפִי־חֶרֶב: וַיַּחְמֹל שָׁאוּל ,: " וְהָעָם עַל־אֲנָן וְעַל־מֵיטַב הַצאן וְהַבָּקָר וְהַמִּשְׁנִים וְעַל־





Adony Uzzey. O Lord, my strength and my fortress, and my

refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. ' Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods ? therefore behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might, and they shall know that

my name is the Lord. The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond; it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars : whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills. O my mountain in the field, I will give thy substance, and all thy treasures to the spoil, and thy high places for sin, throughout all thy borders. And thou, even thyself shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee, and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn for ever. Thus saith the Lord, cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when gond cometh, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green, and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it?' I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. "As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not: so he that getteth riches and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool. A glorious high throne from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary. O Lord, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters. Heal me, O Lord, and I shall

בירמיה סימן ט"ז


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יְהוָה עֲזִי וּמָע וּמְנוּסִי בְּיוֹם צָרָה אֵלֶיךְ בּוֹיִם יָבאוּ :

מֵאַפְסֵי-אָרֶץ וְיאמְרוּ אַךְ־שֶׁקֶר נָחֲלוּ אבותינו הֶבֶל וְאֵין־בָּם מועיל: הֵיעַשֶׂה־לוֹ אָדָם אֱלֹהִים וְהֵמָּה לֹא אֱלֹהִים: לָכֵן הִנְנִי מְוֹדִיעָם בַּפַּעַם הַזֹּאת אוֹדִיעֵם אֶת־יָדִי וְאֶת־גְּבוּרָתִי וְיָדְעוּ כִּי־־שְׁמִי יְהוָה: חַטָאת יְהוּדָה כְּתוּבָה בְּעֵט בַּרְזֶל בְּצִפּרֶן שָׁמִיר חָרוּשָׁה עַל־לָוּחַ לִבָּם וּלְקַרְנוֹת מִזְבְּחוֹתֵיכֶם: בַּזְכָּר בְּנֵיהֶם מִזְבְּחֹתָם וַאֲשֶׁרֵיהֶם עַל־רֵעֵץ רַעֲנָן עַל־גְּבָעוֹת הַגְּבהִוֹת: הְרָרִי בַּשָּׂדֶה חֵילְךְ כָל־אֹצְרוֹתֵיךְ לָבָן אֶתֵּן בֶּמתֶּיךָ בְּחַטָאת בְּכָל גְּבוּלִיךְ : וְשָׁמַטְתָּה וּבְךְ מִנַּחֲלָתְךָ אֲשֶׁר נָתַתִּי לָךְ וְהַעֲבַדְתִּיךְ אֶת־אֹיְבֵיךְ בָּאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר לֹא־יָדֶעֶתָּ כִּי־אֵשׁ קְרַחְתֶּם בְּאַפִּי עַד־עוֹלָסְ תּוּקְד: כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה אָרוּר הַגְּבֶר אֲשֶׁר יִבְטַח בָּאָדָם וְשָׂם בָּשָׂר זִרְעוֹ וּמִן־יְהוָה יָסְוּר לִבּוֹ: וְהָיָה כְּעַרְעָר בָּעֲרָבָה וְלֹא יִרְאֶה כִּי־־יָבוֹא טוֹב יִשְׁכַן חֲרֵרִים בַּמִּדְבָּר אֶרֶץ מְלֵחָה וְלֹא תֵשֶׁב : בָּרוּךְ

הַגְבֶר אֲשֶׁר יִבְטַח בַּיהוָה וְהָיָה יְהוָה מִבְטָחוֹ: וְהָיָה ראה ק' כְּעֵץ שָׁתוּל עַל־־מַיִם וְעַל־יוּבַל יְשַׁלַּח שָׁרָשָׁיו וְלֹא יִרְאֶס כִּי־יָבִא רֹם וְהָיָה עָלֵהוּ רֶעגֶן וּבְשְׁנַת בַּצֶרֶת לֹא יִרְאָג

יָמִישׁ מֵעֲשׂות פֶּרִי: עָרֹב הַלֵב מִכָּל וְאָנְשׁ הוּא מֵי יִרְעָנוּ: אֲנִי יְהוָה חֵקֶר לֵב כֹּהֵן כְּלָיוֹת וְלָתֵת לְאִישׁ בדרכי ה' כִּדְרָכוֹ כִּפְרִי מַעֲלָלָיו: קרא דָּבָר וְלֹא יָלָד עָשֶׂה עֲטֶר ימיו ק' וְלֹא בְמִשְׁפָּט בַּחֲצִי יָמַי יַעַזְבֵנוּ וּבְאַחֲרִיתוֹ יִהְיֶה נָבָל, :

בְּסֵא כָבֿוד מָרוֹם מֵרִאשׁוֹן מְקוֹם מִקְדָּשֵׁנוּ: מִקְנֵה יִשְׂרָאֵל שרי ק' יְהוָה כָּל־עזְבֵיךְ יִבְשׁוּ יְסוּרִי בָּאָרֶץ יִכָּתֵבוּ בַּיְ עֶזְבֶוּ מְקוֹר מַיִם חַיִּים אֶת־יְהוָה: רְפָאֵנִי יְהוָה וְאֵרָפֵא הָוֹשִׁיעָנִי

וְאִנְשֵׁעֶה כִּי תְהִלָּתִי אָתָּה:


Maasciah, in the sight of Hanameel mine unelo's son, and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Jews that sat in the court of the prison. And I charged Baruch before them, saying, thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel, take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open, and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days. For thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel, houses and fields, and vineyards, shall be possessed again in this land. Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the Lord, saying, ah, Lord God, behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched-out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee. Thou shewest loving kindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them : the great, the mighty God, the Lord of hosts is his name, great in counsel, and mighty in work, (for thine eyes are open unto all the ways of the sons of men, to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.) Which bast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and amongst other men, and hast made thee a name, as at this day, and hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt, with signs and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched-out arm, and with great terror, and hast given them this land which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey. And they came in and possessed it, but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law, they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do : therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them. Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it, and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence; and what thou hast spoken is come to pass, and behold, chou seest it. And thou hast said unto me, O Lord God, buy thee the field for money, and take witnesses : for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans. Then came the word of the Lord unto Jeremiah, saying, behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

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