Even the story of Saul's battle against Amalek
offers clear instances of this additional usage.
39) For detailed treatment of some of these cases see Halbertal, Interpretative Revolutions in the Making and much of Avi Sagi's work, for example, "The Punishment of Amalek
in Jewish Tradition: Coping with the Moral Problem," The Harvard Theological Review, Vol.
33) "The Modern Amalek
," The Reconstructionist (March 6, 1942): 3, 4.
Indeed, some of the rabbis say that these Canaanites were actually Amalek
Henry Knight's focus is also in three chapters which explore in great detail both Genesis 32 and Matthew 26 and how to operationalize these kinds of dialogical explorations based on texts; he also explores in a passionate essay how to deal with the idea of the Holy in light of the Shoah; his final chapter is entitled Coming to Terms with Amalek
And, in the view of Magen Avraham, the reason why we do not recall this, as indeed we recall [zakhor] what Amalek
plotted against us, is that it also recalls and reminds of Israel's ignominy.
He concludes, for example, that Philo's understanding of warring relations with Amalek
teach "the superiority of the ethereal to the material," "one of Philo's favorite themes.
The reader does not know who Joshua is, or why Moses chose him to serve as military commander in the battle against Amalek
And Samuel then berated Saul and let him know that the Lord repented of His choice of Saul, for he had not fulfilled His command to kill off all of Amalek
It is also from a moral standpoint that he criticizes Goldhagen's attack on the German people as "a monument to revenge" and a self-defeating remembrance of Amalek
This paper proposes to show that the two exhortations in Scripture (Exodus and Deuteronomy) concerning Amalek
are based on two separate episodes.
The children of Israel, after the Exodus from Egypt, and after their victories over Amalek
, Edom, Arad, Sihon, and Og, came unbidden to the borders of Moab.