[Avodah] Haman and Amaleik
lisa at starways.net
Tue Feb 26 04:52:36 PST 2013
On 2/25/2013 10:34 PM, Zev Sero wrote:
> On 25/02/2013 9:57 PM, Poppers, Michael wrote:
>> In Avodah V31n30, RZS wrote:
>>> IMHO, the chiyuv is to wipe out the memory of Amalek, and that has
>>> already been done. There is no identifiable Amalek any more. I
>>> don't think the fact (if it is one) that there are physical
>>> descendants still alive matters. There's no such nation any more;
>>> nobody remembers them except, ironically, from the Torah. <
>> Yet we're still bidden "zachor...al tishkach" (and, presumably,
>> "keis-Kah" has not yet been made whole, and "milchamah laH'
>> baAmaleiq" still is occurring "midor dor")! which implies that
>> Amaleiq is still present among us in some form (e.g. in the guise of
>> those "b'chal-dor vador" who are "omdim aleinu l'chaloseinu"), no?
> I don't think it really has that implication. If Shaul or Yoav had done
> their jobs properly, would that have been enough to make "keis kah"
> I don't think that's all it would have taken. It's a necessary but
I think that if Shaul had done his job properly, then yes, it would have
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