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Essentially, a mistaken edition of the Radak was popular for a short time, leading to various changes by overzealous grammarians and confusing two very influential rabbis. See the extensive (hundreds of manuscripts/editions surveyed) documentation of Dr. Yitzchak/Jordan Penkower in Iyyunei Miqra uFarshanut, vol. 4, Bar Ilan University Press, 1997, greatly ...


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The Rama 685:7 writes that one should still read it with its correct tune. הגה: ואם אי אפשר להם לבוא, מכל מקום יזהרו לקרותם בנגינתם ובטעמם (מצא כתוב). The Kaf Hachaim 685:35 writes one should read from Sefer Torah preferably(without bracha),but if one doesn't have ,a chumash should be used. לה) שם הגה. ואם א"א להם לבא מ"מ יזהרו לקרותם וכו' ר"ל אם יש להם ...


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The Gemara derives via drasha an obligation to read zachor. Accordingly they must have said it even before Purim. They specifically started saying it before Purim sometime before the time of the Mishnah, for the Mishna in Megilah 29a says that we specifically say it before Purim. The reason for this is to combine the themes of destruction of Amalek present ...


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Rav Chaim Kanievsky was asked if the generation that fought with Amalek would be obligated in Parshas Zachor every year ,he answered in the affirmative.


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R' Samson Raphael Hirsch sees the "זכר" (translated in the question as "memory") that needs to be erased as not simply the memory of the historical fact of Amalek, but the glorification of their values. To explain this commandment to "erase" in Deuteronomy 25:19 R' Hirsch points us to his comment on Exodus 17:14, where God makes ...


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Yes, the only ones are in כׇּל and מִכׇּל.


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(Disclaimer that I have no sources for this, rather that I am disputing the basis of the question) Whenever we have a specific mitzva which is also included in the mitzva of talmud torah, such as zechiras yetzias metzraim, v'higadta l'bincha, or zechiras amalek, we do not make a specific bracha on that mitzva, as the bracha part of it is included in the ...


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I'm sorry this is not a very satisfying answer (least of all to me). But it's too much for a comment, so here goes. "Latter-day authorities oblige women to listen to Parashat Zakhor, since the Torah does not specify any set time for the mitzvah. Some restrict this obligation to any reference to the story of Amalek; while others require women to ...


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Based on the Malbim's explanation to this chapter. Shaul and Shmuel were looking at this campaign from different angles. Shmuel- based on Hashem's command - had in mind to destroy Amalek totally and wipe out all traces of them. This was a punishment for Amalek attacking the Jews while they were in the desert for no other reason than to prove that Gcd ...


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