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    By Rafael Guber

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Hebrew language is not famous for its curse words. There is one, however, emach she'mo, meaning, "may his name be erased."

    In our tradition, it is a horrible curse to be erased from human memory. For example, Hitler, emach she'mo: Even as we remember him, we remember to forget...