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Amalek is alive and well and spreading even if many fail to grasp its danger
Jewish World Review ^ | 3/01/'07 | Rabbi 'Avi Shafran

Posted on 03/02/2007 1:37:22 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator

The thesis that is the Jewish Nation has an antithesis: Amalek. And just as the Jewish People is defined by its Torah, so is its polar opposite associated with a particular system of thought and attitude.

Amalek the nation is unknown to us today; the Biblical command to destroy it to avert the mortal threat it poses to all that is good and holy is thus moot.

Amalek the notion, though, is very much present — in the broader world, the Jewish one and perhaps, to a degree, within each of us as well. And its undermining remains an obligation both urgent and clear.

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TOPICS: Apologetics; Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Science
KEYWORDS: amalek; amaleq; godversusrandomness; jewish; judaism; purim
One who sees only random forces as the engine of that diversity may be able to offer an explanation of the human belief in right and wrong — claiming, for instance, that such belief evolved through "natural selection" to confer some biological advantage to humans. But he cannot justify the belief itself as having any more import than any other utilitarian evolutionary adaptation.

A joyous Purim to all!

1 posted on 03/02/2007 1:37:29 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator
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To: Alouette; wideawake

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2 posted on 03/02/2007 1:38:37 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Zakhor 'et 'asher-`asah lekha `Amaleq, baderekh betze'tekhem miMitzrayim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Great article!


3 posted on 03/02/2007 1:59:01 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Is Purim today? I'm Catholic, but my bf was raised Jewish.


4 posted on 03/02/2007 2:26:31 PM PST by TheSpottedOwl
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Ping to read later


5 posted on 03/02/2007 2:29:17 PM PST by Alex Murphy
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To: TheSpottedOwl
Is Purim today? I'm Catholic, but my bf was raised Jewish.

Purim is today, sunday, 3/4.

Please forgive the tardiness of this reply. I've been out of town.

6 posted on 03/04/2007 12:23:16 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Chag Purim, Chag Purim, chag gadol shel Yehudim!)
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