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Don’t We Also Believe in Genocide?

How Can We Wipe Out Amalek?

9 min

Class Summary:

Rabbi YY's answers a Teenager's question during a recent Teen program. To watch the full program, go to: https://theyeshiva.net/7482

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    Aryeh Goldman -2 years ago

    Wow. Thank you! How does this explain the 7 nations? They also had wanted to kill us all?

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    Yeshua sent the seven tribes a letter (at 1:21 in the vid)?  And it was a secret for nearly 3000 years?  You have to do better than that.

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      Isaac -3 years ago

      what was a secret? it says in the talmud, written almost 2000 years ago.

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      • Anonymous -3 years ago

        The source given is Maimonides quoting 'the Gemara alshami' (???) - I don't recognize the quoted source, but the Gemara was written around 500 a.d., so the letter was a secret for 1500 years.  Still, that's a non-starter.

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    P. Fried -3 years ago

    Pretty good answer. But the simplest answer is, that Hashem is the one who commanded us to do that. Hashem created everyone, including Amalek and Cannan, and He has the ultimate authority to require that.

    That is the infinite difference, between killing Amalek, and the horrendous behavior of the Nazis Yemach Shemam.

    See the story of Shaul and Agag in Sefer Shmuel, and Shmuel's response to Shaul.

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    Abraham -3 years ago

    This question almoset made me cry....

    It indeed makes us feel guilty, and finaly a place to to bring up this topic

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