The antithesis to the purpose of existence, they do everything to put out the fire. Even if it burns them.
Soon after the newly minted Jewish nation had left the horrors of Egypt, burning to illuminate the darkness of the world, a nation of storm clouds descended upon the people. Threatened by innocent righteousness, these scarring barbs attacked the people with impudence. They were, as darkness always will be, vanquished but they were not vanished. In every generation, as the people of light go about their illuminating business, Amalek tries to seed doubt, instill apathy, and infuse cynicism. And in every generation, the fire Amalek tries to extinguish burns them. It is obligatory for the fire of life to obliterate the darkness of death completely.
A Chassidic discourse on “Remember what Amalek did to you on the road when you were going out of Egypt.” The symbolism of wine and vinegar.Read More