Rabbi Israel Rosen, founder of the Office for Conversions to Judaism in the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, wrote Thursday in Kipa that Amalek – Haman – Hitler – Ahmadinejad are “characterized not only by their meaningless hatred, but by their compulsive animosity. A ‘real’ Amalekite, is absorbed and consumed with hatred of Israel which nourishes him 24 hours a day, when he’s awake and in his dreams. A ‘pure’ Amalekite is possessed by a crazed and deep hatred of Israel, it’s his spirit, his heart’s desire, his soul and his passion, exclusively.”
And one of the conditions which characterize an Amalekite’s function in the world is that while he is going after his victims – the Jews – with a vengeance, the rest of the world stands on the sidelines, uninvolved. Or they would counsel moderation and negotiations, unwilling to accept that someone, a statesman, would wish to annihilate an entire nation just because it is Jewish.
Therefore, concludes Rabbi Rosen, “if we are honest about identifying our enemy for what he is, we must act while ignoring the nations of the world. Our strength lies in the combination of our faith and our abilities on the battlefield.”
About the Author: Tibbi Singer is a veteran contributor to publications such as Israel Shelanu and the US supplement of Yedioth, and Jewish Business News.
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