The Shabbat before Purim we read the biblical story of Amalek, from whom Haman is said to be descended. Here Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers offers some texts to help us struggle with the idea that Amalek should be utterly destroyed from memory, and yet we keep reading the story. This blog piece supports the sources and may help any teacher understand the train of thought behind the session.
A collection of strange, lewd, bizarre, and occasionally enlightening midrashim for Purim
For the adult learners among you, these racy midrashim take a slightly deeper look at the Purim story, and come to some conclusions that may require some giggling, and some blushing!