Ohr Hachayim Deuteronomy: Nitzavim
The Worst Curse
“Memory is the scribe of the soul.” -Aristotle
Judaism ascribes much meaning and power to words. This coming week, as we celebrate the Jewish New Year, there is a tradition at the meal to pronounce blessings for the coming year, as well as curses calling for the destruction of our enemies. Jews have not lacked for enemies or colorful curses to bestow upon them.
[The rest of this Torah Insight is at http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-worst-curse/]