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Six Remembrances

By Arty Fishman

The Torah has written several things that it wants us to remember. They are often listed in prayer books, but it is proper to read them once a day.

These are six special things that we should remember each day:


Remember the Exodus from Egypt

…in order that you will remember the day in which you left the land of Egypt all the days of your life. (Deuteronomy 16:3)


Remember what happened at Mount Sinai

Be careful and guard your soul that you should not forget the things that your eyes saw, that you should not remove them from your heart all the days of your life, but that you should teach them to your children and your children’s children: the day in which you stood in front of G-d at Mount Sinai. (Deuteronomy 4:9-10)


Remember the attack of Amalek

Remember what Amalek did to you on the road as you left Egypt - that he met you on the road and attacked your rear when you were tired and exhausted and he had no fear of G-d. Now when G-d will give you rest from all of your enemies which are around you in the land that G-d gives to you to inherit. Wipe out the memory of Amalek from under the heavens. Do not forget. (Deuteronomy 25:17-19)


Remember the sin of the Golden Calf

Remember and never forget how you angered G-d in the desert [when you worshiped the golden calf]. (Deuteronomy 9:7)


Remember what happened when Miriam criticized Moses

Remember that which G-d did to Miriam on the way out of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 24:9)


Remember the Shabbat

Remember the Shabbat day to sanctify it. (Exodus 20:8)


from the Februrary 2009 Edition of the Jewish Magazine