Eliminating Doubt

“Remember what Amalek did to you…Eradicate totally the memory of Amalek” (Deut. 25:17-19) The question is asked, “Why of all the nations of the earth are we commanded to eradicate Amalek?” In the Torah portion Ki Tisa, it is written: “And I expelled the Cananites, the Emorites the Hittites, the Prizites and Chivites and the Yevussites and, also, the Girgashites.” Why are we commanded only to expel them but not to eradicate them?:


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2 Responses to Eliminating Doubt

  1. The Torah states, “Amalek is the ‘rosh’ of the nations.” (Num. 24:20) Rashi explains “rosh” to mean the “first”, as Amalek was the first nation to do battle with the Jews after they went out of Egypt:


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