Amalek

Shavua Tov. Today’s Parsha ended with the commandment to remember Amalek. Rabbi Soloveitchik has some harsh words for Amalek and those that behave like them. The Amalekites attacked Israel in the desert. They possessed no land and the only motivation to harm Israel was their pure hatred of עם ישראל.

The Rav went on to say that any nation that declares that it wishes to destroy Israel, is Amalek. Hitler and Stalin were Amalek personified.

Civilized men can become the personification of evil. The Jews of Shushan were surprised that Hamas turned into a satanic beast. Jews everywhere must realize that, “Yes. It can happen here.

Strong words from the Rav. Thank G-d we have Israel.