Non-Religious Comedian Calls on 100,000 Jews to Observe Shabbat

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Israeli comedian Guy Hochman is calling on one hundred thousand Jews to keep next Shabbat with him as a sign of unity to the Jewish State, reports Arutz Sheva.

“Come along with me, let’s get one hundred thousand Jews to keep Shabbat for the first time, like me. We’ll show our enemies what kind of nation we are. On Shabbat, they came to murder us, and on Shabbat, we will stand up and say that we are proud to be Jewish. ‘Remember what Amalek did to you,” Hochman wrote on social media.

“I may not be religious, but I am a very proud Jew, and we all remember, and need to remember, October 7th,” he continued. “Next Shabbat, Shabbat Zachor, the Shabbat of ‘Remember what Amalek did to you’, directly before Purim – I will keep Shabbat for the first time in my life.”

The upcoming Shabbat, which falls directly before the Jewish festival of Purim, is traditionally known as the Shabbat of Remembrance. This designation comes from the unique addition to the regular Torah reading schedule: a special reading of Deuteronomy 25:17-19. This passage contains the commandment to obliterate the memory of Amalek, a symbol of evil and enmity against the Jewish people.

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