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  JewishEncyclopedia.com - AMALEK, AMALEKITES.
Amalek is a son of Esau's first-born son Eliphaz and of the concubine Timna, the daughter of Seir, the Horite, and sister of Lotan (Gen. xxxvi.
Harsh as seems the command to blot out Amalek's memory, its justification was seen in the leniency shown by King Saul, the son of Kish, to Agag, the king of the Amalekites (I Sam.
Thus he comes to the conclusion that "probably the nation of Amalek rests on a mythological idea." On Egyptian and Assyrian monuments, various points of contact with the nomadic tribes of the Sinaitic peninsula in war or commerce are reported or even represented; hitherto, however, the name Amalek has not been discovered on them.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=1351&letter=A&search=Amalek   (1464 words)

  
  Amalek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to the Book of Genesis and 1 Chronicles, Amalek (עֲמָלֵק; Standard Hebrew ʻAmaleq, Tiberian Hebrew ʻĂmālēq) was the son of Eliphaz and the grandson of Esau (Gen. 36:12; 1 Chr.
Amalek is a son of Esau's son Eliphaz and of the concubine Timna, a Horite and sister of Lotan.
The Biblical relationship between the Hebrew and Amalekite tribes was that the Hebrew tribes hated the Amalekites, primarily due to banditry committed by the Amalekites.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amalek   (1066 words)

  
 The Head Heeb: Amalek and jihad
Amalek, or so the story goes, was the grandson of Esau and the ancestor of the biblical Jews' most implacable enemies.
The duty to obliterate Amalek is regarded as a positive commandment, and Saul's failure to comply with it cost him his kingship.
Another possibility, which is sometimes advocated by Kahanist extremists, is to equate Amalek with the enemies of the Jews, and to accord the legal status of Amalek to any group that aligns itself against the Jewish nation.
headheeb.blogmosis.com /archives/020255.html   (2698 words)

  
 Amalek - Blinded by Nature - Torah.org
Amalek demonstrated their disbelief in divine providence when they attacked the nation of Israel.
Amalek, the descendant of Esav, is the nation of falsehood.
Therefore, we are to treat Amalek as they believe: we treat them as if they are a freak of nature, an anomaly never intended to exist, and therefore, under the laws of nature, subject to destruction, relegated to the realm of nothingness.
www.torah.org /learning/yomtov/purim/vol5no17.html   (880 words)

  
 Amalek and the Natural Order (the materialist paradigm)
The national mission to destroy Amalek and eradicate its memory is one of the most powerful and enigmatic themes in Judaism and ties beautifully into the mind/matter question.
Amalek represents the natural paradigm of "natural selection." Once the supernatural, metaphysical, messianic paradigm takes hold, the old materialist paradigm will be forgotten like a bad dream.
The cruel world of greed, separation and conflict(5) will be swallowed up and Amalek will vanish forever.(6) In the face of the ecstasy of this higher existence, the importance we presently attribute to suffering will fade like a candle in sunlight.
www.projectmind.org /exoteric/amalek.html   (1113 words)

  
 Parashat Zachor - Remember Amalek!! - OU.ORG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
There is a mitzvah in the Torah to remember Amalek and his descendants and to orally recall their iniquity.
This mitzvah will be fulfilled completely only when we shall have caused Amalek's memory to perish, and their name to be erased from the world, together with the slightest remnant of anything that bears their name.
This is done in fulfillment of the Torah's commandment to remember the cowardly attack of Amalek.
www.ou.org /chagim/fourshabbatot/zachor.htm   (387 words)

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