Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"Zeicher amalekh" and "zecher amalek"


Regarding the practice of saying "zeicher amalek" and "zecher amalek" when reading the last sentence of Parshat Zachor on the Shabbat before Purim: One need not repeat the entire sentence. However, one should go back to "timcheh" for the second reading, so that people will understand that the second reading is a possible correction of the first, and not the text which is written in the Torah.

The same principle applies when words are read twice, due to doubts as to their correct reading, in Megilat Esther.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 5:20:32)

Have a great day,

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