According to right off the bat in the tale of the Mass migration, the Book of scriptures, “Amalek came and battled with Israel at Rephidim.” So Moses advised Joshua to assemble a military and go out into fight against Amalek and his kin.
Amalek was a relative of Esau. The Amalekites had an imbued nonsensical contempt toward Israel. They went after with no incitement. They would creep up behind the Israelites and use ambushes and shrewd to go after the feeble, the older, and the strays. Afterward, during Moses’ lessons in Deuteronomy, he says that God will be at battle with Amalek always, and he sends this heavenly order to his devotees: “you will scratch out the memory of Amalek from under paradise. Remember!”
Taken in a real sense, this gives off an impression of being one of numerous instances of a Divine being who supports murder and butcher, and wishes us to show our affection for him by killing specific others. As a matter of fact, this specific story has at times been utilized to make sense of and legitimize the need to demolish Middle Easterners. In any case, this kind of soul-belittling rubbish takes peculiarity to the limit and totally overlooks what’s really important.
Like everything in these accounts, the episode with secrets of the Bible Amalek is an inner image and moral story. Amalek, the extraordinary foe of the spirit, is hiding inside every single one of us. The name ‘Amalek’ has the root ‘malak’, a word which signifies ‘cutting at the neck’ – i.e., cutting off the Psyche from the Body. Furthermore, as per the Kabbalah the name ‘Amalek’ connotes question. Consequently, at whatever point one is thinking about a proper positive demonstration, ‘Amalek’ brings uncertainty into one’s brain, and removes our psyche from our activities.
‘Question’ can be keen and sane, verifying that we search cautiously for precision and truth. However, there is likewise a silly, programmed ‘question’, the sort that ridicules our explanation, puts down any contention without tuning in, and responds to the most rousing minutes with just a skeptical shrug. Amalek is that appalling internal voice that assaults truth and goodness, giggles at fairness and earnestness, and laughs at consideration and charitableness. Amalek addresses that all-too-natural pessimism that jumps on any indication of shortcoming whether inner or outside, that looks to forestall any endeavor to work on oneself, that loves aimlessness and points tirelessly at the obliteration of the spirit.
This unreasonable scorn of all that respectable and great can’t be prevailed upon, it can’t be convinced by sane contentions or profound requests. Emblematically, then, at that point, there is no space for demonstrations of discretion with Amalek: he should just be obliterated! From this comes the order in Deuteronomy, “you will obliterate the memory of Amalek from under paradise. Remember!” Yet the main type of butcher that is being legitimate here is the butcher of our own Psyche’s negativity and uncertainty.
This is an endless fight, and the spirit should be ever-cautious. Amalek – that destructive voice inside every one of us – won’t ever surrender, he won’t ever leave us in harmony, and his undermining presence should never be overlooked or neglected.